PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new members to the institution’s governing body. Ana Marti, the director of field-based education at Caldwell University, and Marisa Person, the student-elected alumni representative, took the oath of office at the board’s August 1 and September 6 meetings, respectively.
Recommended by Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III and confirmed by the Bergen County Board of Commissioners, Marti will serve an unexpired term ending October 31, 2025. Person will serve a one-year term through June 30, 2024.
“With their experience in higher education, and in Marisa’s case as a Bergen graduate, the Board of Trustees has become further enriched by the diversity of their experiences and perspectives,” Chair Dorothy Blakeslee said. “I look forward to their contributions and thank them for their commitment to serving the College.”
The College’s 12-person governing body features nine individuals appointed by the county, two by the governor and one elected by the student body. Bergen’s president serves as an ex-officio member of the board.
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.