Hudson County Community College Vice President for Academic Affairs Honored with Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished College Administrator Award

April 28, 2015

Dr. Eric Friedman received the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's prestigious award during a reception and dinner held during the Society's 97th Annual Convention.


April 28, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – Dr. Eric Friedman, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hudson County Community College (HCCC), has been awarded Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious Distinguished College Administrator Award.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society honored Dr. Friedman and 22 other leaders at a reception and dinner on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.  The event was part of 97th Annual Convention, NerdNation, where Society advisors and students are also recognized for chapter and student success.

The Distinguished College Administrator Award is presented to college vice presidents, deans, or leaders other than college presidents/CEOs, who serve in an administrative role, and have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa and student success during their tenure.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by an organization so committed to providing leadership opportunities to community college students,” stated Dr. Friedman.

Dr. Friedman has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at HCCC since 2011, and was Dean of Community Education at the College from 2007 to 2011. He brings to his position valuable experience from previous roles in higher education administration, teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences, as well as foundational experience from an early career in hospitality management.

Dr. Friedman earned his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, his Master’s degree from New York University, and his Bachelor’s degree from University of Denver. He has taught at Drew University, Passaic County Community College, Hudson County Community College, and the Art Institute of New York; he also held management positions at the Russian Tea Room, Hudson River Club, and Forsgate Country Club.