Hudson County Community College to Honor Joseph Sansone with Room Dedication

February 23, 2018

Dedication coincides with Mr. Sansone’s retirement, and celebrates his contributions as the College’s Vice President for Planning and Development.


February 23, 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.

Mr. Sansone, the 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 graduated from The 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.

In 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 artists.

HCCC 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.”

“Joe Sansone has been an integral part of the College’s administration,” said Dr. Gabert, noting that Mr. Sansone has been active in 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.

“It 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. Gabert stated.