Hudson County Community College Names New Executive Director of the College’s Center for Business & Industry

Posted: 7/13/2012
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

Ana Chapman succeeds retiring Executive Director Nicholas Micucci 

Jersey City, NJ – Ana Chapman recently assumed responsibility for the Hudson County Community College Center for Business & Industry (CBI). She succeeds Nicholas Micucci, who retired last month.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Chapman to the College and to CBI as Executive Director. She brings more than 15 years experience in program and project management as well as training, staff development and adult education with her to this position, all of which will be very beneficial to our business community and to the College,” said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert.

Currently working on her Ph.D. in the use of creativity in staff and organizational development, Ms. Chapman holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from New School University.

Prior to coming to HCCC, Ms. Chapman was Project Director at City University of New York School of Professional Studies. In that capacity, she developed and implemented learning programs and agency-wide policies and procedures for the New York City Human Resources Administration Office of Child Support Enforcement, where she and her staff worked on-site.

Ms. Chapman has also worked as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for Booz Allen Hamilton - ACF-Region II Head Start and Early Head Start Technical Assistance Network, as Program Coordinator for the Consortium for Worker Education’s Bronx/Yonkers Child Care Facilitated Enrollment Project, and Program Director for Alianza Domincana’s World Trade Center Community Relief Station (a program for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks) and Satellite Child Care Program (a welfare-to-work initiative). She was also Deputy Director of External Operations and Staff Development & Training Coordinator for the New York City Department of Health’s Family Day Care Registration Office and was an adjunct professor at Nyack College.

HCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Friedman said that Ms. Chapman has already been out in the community meeting with business leaders and becoming acquainted with their needs.

“Ana is planning a ‘Lunch and Learn’ series for this fall. She is designing the sessions so that members of the business community can get to know one another and learn about innovations in workplace and workforce development,” Dr. Friedman stated, adding that more information about the series will be available soon.

Additionally, Ana and her team are planning for a Job Fair for current CBI program participants enrolled in REA (Re-employment Act Orientation). Participants are Hudson County residents who are currently unemployed. More than 20 employers are expected to attend the fair at the Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17.