Hudson County Community College Announces Swearing in of New Trustees

Posted: 11/25/2015
Jennifer Christopher (201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu) or Roger Jones (201-200-1080, rj@j-a-c.com)

November 25, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – William J. Netchert, Esq., Chairman of the Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees, and Glen Gabert, Ph.D., the College’s President, announced the appointment of two new members to the College’s Board.

Monica M. Tone, the Interim Executive County Superintendent from the New Jersey Department of Education-Hudson County Office, and Ingrid Rose Cooper, a 2015 Hudson County Community College graduate, were sworn in at the Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, November 24 on the Journal Square Campus in Jersey City.

Ms. Tone is a graduate of Caldwell College (now University) who earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from William Paterson College (now University). She has been with the New Jersey Department of Education since 1981, and in that time she has served in many capacities, including Interim Executive County Superintendent, Interim Executive County Superintendent for the Hudson and Union County Offices, Interim Executive County Superintendent for the Hudson and Essex County Offices, Interim County Superintendent for the Hudson County Office, Education Specialist (Supervisor) for the Hudson County Office, and School Program Coordinator II for the Hudson County Office. In her career as an educator, she also worked for the West New York Board of Education as a Diagnostician and Resource Teacher, and the Wharton Borough Board of Education as a Teacher of Arts.

Ms. Cooper, a Jersey City resident who earned her Associate of Science degree in Engineering Science from Hudson County Community College this year, will serve as the Alumni Representative on the Board. She was Medical Review Officer Assistant for Analytical Group, Inc. in San Antonio Texas from October 2012 through May 2013. Prior to that time, Ms. Cooper served our country in the United States Army from June 2003 to February 2008, first as a Health Care Specialist/Combat Medic in Fort Houston, TX and then as a Health Care/Training Room Sergeant at various locations.

Hudson County Community College is governed by its Board of Trustees, a group of 10 voting members selected from the community, as well as two non-voting members – the President and a student representative chosen from the graduating class each year. The Governor of New Jersey appoints two trustees, and the remaining voting members are appointed by the Hudson County Executive with the advice and consent of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. As a voting member, Ms. Tone will serve a four-year term.