Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer of Newark, NJ, Named One of NJBIZ’s 2016 Forty Under 40

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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Joel Martinez of White Plains, NY, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Newark, was named one of New Jersey’s  2016 Forty Under 40 by NJBIZ. The award recognizes the State of New Jersey’s most accomplished young professionals who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.

Mr. Martinez will be honored during an awards reception and ceremony on September 26, 2016, at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ, and will be featured in a special NJBIZ publication highlighting the winners.

Mr. Martinez has over ten years of experience with Berkeley College, and was promoted to Campus Operating Officer at Berkeley College in Newark in December 2015. In this role, he handles day-to-day operations, collaborating with many departments to ensure that the policies, procedures and goals of the campus and College are met. He also is involved in community-based initiatives in the City of Newark.

Mr. Martinez previously worked as Senior Director of Admissions at Berkeley College, managing Adult Admissions at the Midtown Manhattan campus, and both Adult and High School Admissions at the Brooklyn campus. In 2011, he was selected to participate in Leadership Berkeley, the College’s development program for emerging leaders. Berkeley College also awarded him with the 2013 Associate of the Year Award in Leadership, which recognizes individuals who inspire others to achieve the mission of Berkeley College. He began his career in 2003 at Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers in the Latin America division in New York City as an investment analyst before he started working at Berkeley College.

Mr. Martinez earned an MBA in Finance from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York, and both his AAS and BS degrees in International Business from Berkeley College.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is

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