Berkeley College Foundation, Inc., Names Chair of the Board and Executive Director


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Berkeley College Foundation, Inc., has appointed John Phillips, CEO & Co-Founder, UltraMEND, Inc., as Chair of the Board, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Berkeley College, as Executive Director.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising scholarship funds to be awarded primarily to Berkeley College students to help them defray the cost of tuition and to participate in educational enrichment activities. The 501(c)(3) charitable organization also plans to award grants to other worthy charitable organizations. To learn more about the Berkeley College Foundation, click here. More information can also be obtained by emailing or calling 844-489-5232.

Mr. Phillips co-founded medical device company UltraMEND, Inc., in 2013, and has nearly 15 years of experience in the healthcare startup industry. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Molly Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, for nearly 20 years.

“This is an important time for foundations and the private sector to step up and help individuals willing to work hard and seek higher education to better themselves,”said Mr. Phillips. “I look forward to helping make a difference through the initiatives of the Foundation.”

Dr. Cortes served as the President of Berkeley College from 2008 to 2015. As Executive Director, Dr. Cortes will be responsible for managing the activities of the Berkeley College Foundation, including fundraising. He will establish partnerships and relationships with corporations and businesses, working closely with the Office of Alumni Relations.

“It is a privilege to have an opportunity to continue to serve Berkeley College students. I have always been inspired by the academic commitment of our students as they pursue their college educations,” said Dr. Cortes. “The Foundation’s mission is to provide support and resources to Berkeley College students pursuing quality experiences in higher education.”


Photo Caption: Berkeley College Foundation, Inc., has appointed John Phillips, CEO & Co-Founder, UltraMEND, Inc. (left), as Chair of the Board, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Berkeley College (right), as Executive Director. The 501(c)(3) charitable organization develops resources that enable Berkeley College students to obtain quality experiences in higher education.

About 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 more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s 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 an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ. Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. The website address is

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