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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
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EDWARD J. YAW, EdD, ELECTED TO THE BERKELEY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Edward J. Yaw, EdD, who has served as President of the County College of Morris (CCM) for 30 years, has been elected to the Berkeley College Board of Trustees. His nomination was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees on April 21, 2016. Dr. Yaw will be retiring from CCM in August 2016.
“Throughout his career, Dr. Yaw has been a strong advocate of higher education in terms of achieving academic excellence, providing access to higher education for all learners, and encouraging workforce development,” said Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman. “As a Board member serving on the Academic Affairs and Student Success committees at Berkeley College, his guidance will be vital in fulfilling the College’s mission to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.”
“I am pleased to be joining the Board,” Dr. Yaw said. “I have worked with Berkeley College for many years and look forward to becoming actively engaged.”
Through his vision and leadership during his tenure, Dr. Yaw guided CCM’s development as one of the top community colleges in New Jersey. His major accomplishments as President have included establishing both a Center for Teaching Excellence and the CCM Foundation. The Foundation has been successful in raising more than $14 million for student scholarships and special projects. During his tenure, CCM completed $106 million worth of construction and renovation of campus facilities. Recently, the new Music Technology Center at CCM was named in his honor.
Currently Dr. Yaw is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce Development. He has had many professional and community service affiliations. During his service as chair of the New Jersey Presidents’ Council – representing all of the New Jersey’s colleges and universities – Dr. Yaw led the effort to enact a statewide transfer agreement to ease the process for students seeking to pursue their educations beyond an associate’s degree.
Dr. Yaw serves as Chair, Board of Directors, Picatinny Innovation Center; and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Urban League of Morris County. He serves as a member of: the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the Executive Advisory Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates; the Morris County Human Relations Commission; and the Community Advisory Committee of the Morris County Mental Health Association.
He has also served as a member of the boards of trustees for Assumption College for Sisters, Mendham, NJ; The College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ; Dover General Hospital and Medical Center; the Morristown Memorial Hospital Community Board; Morris 2000; the Morris Business and Education Foundation; and Morristown Neighborhood House.
Dr. Yaw received a BA from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton; an MS from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; and an EdD from Columbia University, Teachers College, NY. He lives in Convent Station, NJ.
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 www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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