North Bergen Commissioner Frank Gargiulo joins HCCC Board
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has welcomed North Bergen Commissioner Frank Gargiulo as its newest member of its Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the HCCC and is responsible for directing, advocating and supporting the mission of the college; ensuring fiduciary responsibility; establishing overarching goals and policies; and the hiring, support and evaluation of the president.
The HCCC Board of Directors is made up of eight people appointed by the Hudson County Board of Commissioners; and at least two persons appointed by the Governor. Directors retain their status as directors until reappointed or replaced by the appointing authorities. The president of the HCCC is an ex-officio member, and the college’s student body elects a class representative to serve one year as a non-voting alumni representative.
Gargiulo joins the HCCC Board of Directors
Gargiulo was welcomed by the board at its April 12 regular meeting to succeed Adamarys Galvin, who joined the board in October 2019.
“On behalf of the entire College community, it is a great pleasure to welcome our new Trustee, Frank J. Gargiulo,” said HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber. “Commissioner Gargiulo brings extraordinary leadership in education and public service to the College. He will sit on the board’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Welcome, Gargiulo admin!
Reber also thanked Administrator Galvin for her service: “Adamarys Galvin brought the knowledge and skills she developed during her distinguished career in bilingual education and ESL to her tenure at the College. We are grateful for his dedication and contributions.
A life of public service
A former member of the New Jersey State Assembly, Gargiulo has served as an elected commissioner of public works on the North Bergen Board of Commissioners since 1989. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame University and a master’s degree from Seton Hall University.
Gargiulo’s career as an educator spans more than four decades, during which he served as a principal and football coach at St. Joseph High School in West New York. From 1990 to 2019, he served as Superintendent of Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST). Under Gargiulo’s leadership, HCST High Tech and County Prep high schools opened, along with HCST Explore 2000 Middle School, New Jersey’s first career college.
In 2018, Gargiulo’s service as HCST Superintendent was recognized by naming the HCST Secaucus campus after him. In 2019, the Hudson County Community College Foundation presented him with the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award.
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