EDISON — The New Jersey Council of County Colleges recently presented a resolution to Middlesex County College President Joann La Perla-Morales for serving as the chair of the New Jersey Community College Presidents from November 2011 to November 2012. In addition, Dr. La Perla-Morales served as a member of the NJCCC’s Executive Committee for the past three years. During the years of Dr. La Perla-Morales’ leadership, New Jersey’s community colleges achieved unprecedented success including the implementation of the Big Ideas Project, enhanced capital funding through the passage of the Building Our Future Bond Act, and the passage of legislation that preserves the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJ STARS) program for community college students. From left, NJCCC Chairman Bakari Lee, Dr. La Perla-Morales, MCC Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Thomas Tighe, and NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
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