Monday, November 21st, 2016

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ALSO REORGANIZES

The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees voted at its November 16 meeting to close the college’s Morristown location.ccm

The board voted to discontinue the college’s use of its Morristown location at 30 Schuyler Place effective December 31. The space, which has been made available to the college by the county since January 2012, is now needed for governmental services.

The board noted that it is confident that courses offered at the Morristown location can be adequately accommodated at CCM’s Randolph campus. College officials also stated that CCM remains committed to the Morristown community and they are exploring new locations for ESL and other courses.

Joseph Ricca

Joseph Ricca

The Board of Trustees also reorganized at its Nov. 16 meeting. Elected as officers of the Board were

Paul Licitra

Paul Licitra

Joseph Ricca of Morris Township for a second term as chairman, Paul Licitra of Flanders for a second term as vice chairman, Laurie Bogaard of Chester for a second term as treasurer, and Thomas Pepe of Morristown as secretary.

New to the board is Jack Frost Jr. of Morris Township, who was appointed by the Morris County Board of Freeholders. An attorney with Drinker, Biddle & Reath, Frost earned his juris doctorate from Seton Hall University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy and international relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.

Ricca was appointed to the board by the Freeholders in 2011. He serves as superintendent of schools in the Elmsford Union Free School District in Elmsford, NY. Prior to that, he served as superintendent for the East Hanover Township Public School District.

Licitra was appointed to the board by the Freeholders in 2012. He is office administrator for Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space. He also possesses extensive experience in insurance spanning more than 40 years and covering all aspects of risk management for large domestic and international clients.

Laurie Bogaard

Laurie Bogaard

Thomas Pepe

Thomas Pepe

An attorney, Bogaard has a law practice in Mendham and more than 25 years of legal experience. She concentrates in the field of residential real estate. Bogaard continues to be called upon by various real estate companies to lecture on current issues and legal developments, and also serves as a mentor to young real estate professionals and Drew University students.

Pepe is chief financial officer for Communications Strategies, Inc., a family-owned public relations and marketing agency. He was reappointed to the board by the Freeholders in 2015. During his previous service on the CCM Board of Trustees, he served as treasurer, chair of the Finance and Budget Committee and as a member of both the Personnel and Audit committees. He also is a member of the CCM Foundation Board of Directors.

Continuing their service on the board are Jeffrey Advokat, of Denville, senior partner of Advokat & Rosenberg in Morristown and a former Morris County assistant prosecutor; Frank Giarratano of Rockaway Township, president/COO and partner of SGW Integrated Marketing; Barbara Hadzima of Morris Township, a retired middle school administrator and college adjunct; Roger Jinks, interim executive county schools superintendent; Michael Van Allen of Montville, a retired Newark Public Schools administrator, who serves as director of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy and chair of the Morris County NAACP Criminal Justice Committee; and Joseph Weisberg of Parsippany, professor emeritus of geoscience at New Jersey City University.