CRANFORD — During the Jan. 28 Board of Trustees meeting, Union County College approved Helen Castellanos Brewer as the new vice president of student development. She will join Union on Feb. 10 and manage the staff responsible for designing, maintaining, and improving the quality of professional support services for the college’s 12,000 students. The specific departments she will oversee are Counseling, the Educational Opportunity Fund, Financial Aid, Recruitment, and College Life, which includes athletics and student clubs.
Castellanos Brewer began her tenure in higher education 15 years ago and has worked in student affairs at both two-year and four-year colleges. Over the past decade, she has served at a community college—Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Her most recent role was as Montgomery’s Associate Dean of Students.
“I understand community colleges not only from my professional work but also from the perspective of once having been a community college student myself,” Castellanos Brewer said. “I am committed to the community college mission and to ensuring the success of all students.”
She replaces Dr. Ralph Ford, who served at Union for eight years and left the College during the summer to become President of Central Texas College.
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