coincides with Mr. Sansone’s retirement, and celebrates his
contributions as the College’s Vice President for Planning and
22, 2018, Jersey City, NJ / Hudson County Community College (HCCC)
President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. announced today that the College’s
Board of Trustees will formally dedicate the banquet room in the HCCC
Culinary Conference Center in honor of Joseph D. Sansone. The
dedication ceremony will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the HCCC Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk
Street in Jersey City.
College’s Vice President for Planning and Development and Assistant
to the President, will retire from the College on February 28, 2018.
A lifelong resident of Hudson County, he attended Rutgers College and
American Institute of Banking. Mr. Sansone’s career, which spans
more than 50 years, began at First Jersey National Bank in Jersey
City (which was later acquired by Natwest Bank), where he held senior
positions in retail banking. In addition, he spent several years at
ChaseMellon Shareholder Services as a Vice President of
Correspondence and Lost Securities.
2001, Mr. Sansone joined Hudson County Community College as Executive
Director of the College Foundation and as Vice President for
Development and Assistant to the President. Under his leadership, the
HCCC Foundation has raised more than $6,000,000, and awarded more
than 1,625 scholarships totaling over $2,650,000 to deserving
students. The Foundation funds programs that help incoming students
prepare to succeed in their college work as well as cultural
enrichment events for the entire community. The Foundation Art
Collection, which was established in 2006, now includes over 1,000
works of art, most by nationally and internationally renowned
Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq. noted that Mr.
Sansone has served the College with distinction. Mr. Netchert said:
“Joseph Sansone has been tireless in his efforts on behalf of the
College’s students. Under his leadership, the HCCC Foundation has
flourished and grown in a way that benefits all the people of Hudson
County and especially our Hudson County Community College students. I
know I speak on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees when I say
that we are very grateful to Joe, and wish him the very best.”
Sansone has been an integral part of the College’s administration,”
said Dr. Gabert, noting that Mr. Sansone has been active
several community and professional organizations all of his adult
life. The organizations include Hudson Hospice, Rotary Club of Jersey
City-Daybreak, the American Conference on Diversity, Securities
Information Center of the SEC Lost Securities Program - New York,
Institutional Advancement Affinity Group of the New Jersey Council of
County Colleges, Destination Jersey City, Northeast Jersey Bankers
Association, West Hudson/South Bergen Optimist Club, Pavonia Girl
Scout Council, Hoboken Salvation Army, and Hoboken Kiwanis.
has been my honor to know and work with Joe for nearly two decades.
All of us here at Hudson County Community College are very grateful
for all of his contributions to the College and our community. We
wish him good health and much happiness in his retirement,” Dr.