Dr. Lisa Dougherty

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment

Lisa Dougherty
Building A, Room 109
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Language(s) Spoken: English
Country of Origin/Citizenship/Nationality: United States

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership | Community College Leadership Initiative, Rowan University
  • M.H.R.M., Keller Graduate School of Management
  • B.B.A., Loyola University Maryland


  • ECornell Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safe Space Training
  • Title IX | Sexual Harassment

Classes Taught at HCCC

  • College Student Success, CSS-100


Lisa is a first-generation college student with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. She joined Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in 2016 as the Dean of Enrollment. Lisa has served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment since February 2019. One of Lisa’s proudest professional accomplishments is her participation in the 2019-2020 Aspen Institute College Excellence Program Rising Presidents Fellowship.

Lisa is honored to work with the most talented Student Affairs professionals, who deliver the following student support services: Advisement, CARE Team, Career Services, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), Early College Program, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid Office, Hudson Helps Resource Center, Hudson Scholars, International Student Services, Mental Health Counseling and Wellness, Registrar, Secaucus Center, Student Conduct, Student Life and Leadership, Student Success, Testing and Assessment, Transfer Pathways, and Veterans Services. Lisa and all members of Student Affairs and Enrollment are committed to their mission of empowering students throughout their educational journey by providing inclusive and holistic support services that lead to personal, social, and academic success. Lisa also teaches the College Student Success course, CSS-100. Her door is always open if students have questions or concerns.

Hobbies/Interests: Lisa loves to read, exercise, and spend time on the beach.

Favorite Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela