PARAMUS, N.J. – As first-year Bergen Community College President Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D., continues to identify strategic opportunities to enhance the institution, he has welcomed two new members to the executive cabinet of organizational leaders.
“Meredith's experience in a top-tier public education system, working collaboratively with faculty, staff and governing bodies, has prepared her well for her new role at Bergen,” President Friedman said. “Her knowledge and understanding of a collectively bargained workforce will help contribute to an environment of trust, professional development and goal achievement.”
Meanwhile, Nathaniel “Nat” Saviet has joined the College as vice president of facilities. He will provide leadership for the institution’s physical plant, aesthetic and built environment, which spans three locations - including the 167-acre main campus in Paramus and sites in Lyndhurst and Hackensack. Saviet, of West Orange, most recently served as a senior administrator at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in New York City. He holds an M.P.A. with a focus in conflict resolution/collaboration and environmental policy and a B.S. in biology with a focus in environmental science and public affairs from Syracuse University.
Led by the president, the nine-member executive cabinet features the College’s senior leadership overseeing divisions such as academic affairs, student affairs and information technology.
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.