Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees Announces Reorganization of Senior Leadership, Appointment of New Administrative Services V.P.

January 30, 2014

Hudson County native Thomas A. Brodowski installed as Vice President for Administrative Services.


January 30, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – At its monthly meeting on January 28, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees approved the reorganization of the College’s senior leadership team, and the installation of Thomas A. Brodowski to the newly created position of Vice President for Administrative Services.

HCCC Board Chair William J. Netchert, Esq. said that over the past several months, members of the Board’s Executive Committee — along with the Chairman of the Board’s Personnel Committee and HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert — had examined and assessed the structure and organization of the College President’s Cabinet.

“We determined that we should restructure the President’s Cabinet so as to best utilize the strengths of current staff and to make certain the College was positioned to meet long-term goals associated with our mission, vision and growth,” Mr. Netchert stated.

The Board concluded that the position of Vice President for Administrative Services should be added to the staffing table, and the positions of Vice President for Finance and Vice President for College Operations should be deleted and replaced with the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for College Operations. The Vice President for Administrative Services will report directly to the President, and four areas currently reporting to the President — Finance, Operations, Technology and Human Resources — will now report to the new vice president and thereby form the new Administrative Services Branch.

The Board approved the appointment of Thomas A. Brodowski as the new Vice President for Administrative Services. A native of Hudson County, Mr. Brodowski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering/Construction Management and Master’s degree in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He is an adjunct professor at NJIT, where he teaches Strategic Planning and Project Management on the graduate level.

Mr. Brodowski has extensive professional experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, with direct supervision of four areas that will report to him at HCCC — Finance, Operations. Technology and Human Resources. Prior to joining Hudson County Community College, Mr. Brodowski was Vice President for Operations and Technical Services for Ceva Animal Health, where he was responsible for all U.S. facilities management, and for manufacturing and distribution operations, process/product quality, supply logistics, and plant engineering. He also has significant global project management experience.

His other professional experiences include: Senior Director of Engineering for Purdue Pharmaceutical; Project Director for Corporate Engineering Services and Manager of Engineering Services at Warner-Lambert Company; and Director of Facilities/Engineering Services for Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Health Systems (which included St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken and St. Francis Hospital in Jersey City). Mr. Brodowski possesses a number of licenses and certifications, including Blue Seal Power Plant License, and CFC, and Safety & OSHA certifications. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers.

“We are very happy to welcome Thomas Brodowski to Hudson County Community College,” Dr. Gabert said. “His experience and expertise will be very valuable to the College and the community as we continue with our physical and academic growth, and the establishment of new signature programs, such as the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program we are inaugurating.”