Hudson County Community College President to Receive ACCT Northeast Regional CEO Award

Posted: 8/14/2013
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu -- Roger Jones, 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com
JERSEY CITY, N.J. / August 7, 2013 — The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) announced that Dr. Glen Gabert, President of Hudson County Community College (HCCC), has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 ACCT Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. The honor will be presented during the General Session Luncheon of the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in Seattle, Washington on Friday, October 4, 2013.

HCCC Board of Trustees Chairperson William J. Netchert, Esq. disclosed that the letter from ACCT announcing Dr. Gabert’s award informed that Dr. Gabert would also be the sole nominee from the Northeast Region for the prestigious Marie M. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award. That honor is to be announced at the ACCT Awards Gala on Friday evening, October 4.

“Dr. Gabert has transformed Hudson County Community College from one that was deeply distressed into one of New Jersey’s highly respected centers of excellence in urban education,” Mr. Netchert said. He noted that under Dr. Gabert’s leadership the College’s enrollment has tripled, the number of graduates has more than doubled, course offerings have been greatly expanded, and there are now two major, state-of-the-art campuses and several satellite sites throughout the County.

This is not the first ACCT Award for Hudson County Community College. In 2012, the College received the Regional Charles Kennedy Equity Award, and the College’s Jennifer Oakley was presented with the ACCT Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award.

Additionally, the College was one of just five finalists recognized for the 2013 American Association of Community Colleges’ Student Success Award, and it has been the recipient of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s New Good Neighbor Awards for the Culinary Conference Center (Journal Square) and the North Hudson Higher Education Center (Union City).