Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber announced that Dr. Christopher Conzen has been named executive director of the college’s new Secaucus Center at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus of Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST). Dr. Conzen begins work in this new position on May 20.
Dr. Conzen will provide vision, leadership, and operational management of the College’s Secaucus Center, serving as the primary liaison between HCCC and HCST. He will identify and maintain clear, early-college pathways for HCST students to pursue at the HCCC Secaucus Center.
He will also oversee HCCC evening and weekend offerings at that Center beginning in September. Offerings will include first-semester classes for any HCCC major, as well as classes for full degrees in A.A. Liberal Arts (General) and A.S. Business Administration studies, with additional program offerings to be added in the future.
Dr. Conzen has more than 15 years of experience in higher education administration and leadership, overseeing academic programs, policies, and initiatives that focused on promoting student growth and achievement. Most recently he served as Assistant Dean for Student Services and Administrative Affairs at Montclair State University. He was also Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Lim College, and Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College. Dr. Conzen holds a Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master’s in Education from the University of Maryland College Park. He was named Community College Professional of the Year by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
“Dr. Conzen will play a critical role in helping the College serve Hudson Countians at this new, state-of-the-art facility in partnership with the Hudson County Schools of Technology,” Dr. Reber said. “We are especially pleased because this new location will make it easier for individuals who reside in the western portion of Hudson County – Harrison, Kearny, East Newark, and Secaucus – to pursue studies at Hudson County Community College.”
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