Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees to Welcome New Member, Harold G. Stahl, Jr.

May 13, 2014

Mr. Stahl, who will replace James Fife, will be sworn in at the Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13th.


May 13, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Glen Gabert announced today that Harold G. Stahl, Jr. will be sworn in as a new member of the College’s Board of Trustees. The swearing-in ceremony will be part of the Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13th at 5:00 p.m. in the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City.

Mr. Stahl will replace James A. Fife as a Trustee. Mr. Fife stepped down when The Harrison Town Council selected him to serve as Mayor following the death of longtime Mayor Raymond J. McDonough.

HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert said, “Mr. Stahl brings with him an exemplary record of public and community service, and a first-hand knowledge of the community which is invaluable in our work for the College. We are very pleased to have him join us.”

An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy Reserve Mr. Stahl served active duty in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. He began his career in fire and emergency services as a Firefighter for the Rahway, NJ Fire Department in 1972. In 1983 he was promoted to Fire Captain of that department, and eventually rose to Fire Captain Management Specialist (1994) and Battalion Chief (1996) before being named Chief of the Department in 2003, a position he held until 2007.

From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Stahl served as the Deputy OEM (Office of Emergency Management) Coordinator for the Town of Harrison. In August 2011 he became the Fire Director of the Harrison Fire Department, and the Town’s OEM Coordinator.

Mr. Stahl also serves the Harrison community as a Commissioner for the Harrison Redevelopment Agency. He was a Commissioner for the Harrison Board of Education (1998 – 2011), a C.C.D. teacher (1995 - 2010), President and Coach of the Harrison Little League (1998 - 2001), and Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 304 (1986 - 2000).

“The College community welcomes Mr. Stahl to the Board; we look forward to working in partnership with him and the Board of Trustees,” Dr. Gabert stated. “We also wish to thank Mayor Fife for his tireless efforts on behalf of the College. We appreciate all he has done for the College and for our students, and wish him all the best!”