Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2018
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOV. 5
Female Morris County residents interested in serving on the County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees have an extra 15 days to submit their resumes to a special trustee search committee of the Morris County Board of Freeholders.
Resumes are now due by Nov. 5, 2018. The committee will review all of the applicants and then submit recommendations to the Board of Freeholders, who will make the appointment this fall.
One unexpired four-year term of a freeholder-appointed, female trustee expires at the end of October, 2021. Pursuant to state law (NJSA 18A: 64A-8), this specific position must be filled by a woman.
The county is extending the application period to ensure that all interested Morris County women have an opportunity to apply for this important volunteer position.
To qualify for consideration by the search committee, a candidate must be a resident of Morris County for at least four years, and may not hold a current elected office in Morris County or be an employee of Morris County government or CCM.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate independent judgment, distinction in their profession, knowledge of higher education, and a firm commitment to serving the college. A candidate must be willing to commit at least 15-20 hours a month to her duties as a college trustee to be considered for appointment.
Duties of trustees include appointing, supporting and evaluating the college president; clarifying and, if necessary, revising the college’s mission statement; ratifying long term plans; approving the college’s educational program; insuring fiscal viability; and maintaining the college’s physical plant.
Required: The CCM search committee requests a resume and a background statement from each applicant outlining why she wishes to serve as a trustee and what specific skills the applicant would bring to the board.
Applicants must send one copy of their resume and the brief background statement to the Office of the Morris County Counsel, County of Morris, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, N.J. 07963-0900.
The County College of Morris Board of Trustees is composed of eleven Morris County residents from business, education, law and other professional fields, who volunteer their services in four-year terms.
By statute, eight members – at least two who are women — are appointed by the Morris County Freeholders, and two members are appointed by the Governor. The Morris County Superintendent of Schools is also a member of the Board by statute. One non-voting CCM graduate member is elected for a one-year term by each year’s graduating class. In addition, the CCM President serves as an ex-officio member.
The Board of Trustees sets policy and has final authority over budgets and expenditures, and the President is responsible for internal administrative operations.