names the HCCC Library for Glen Gabert, who is retiring
25+ years at the helm.
June 18, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ –
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) officially honored and said
farewell to the College’s longtime President, Glen Gabert, Ph.D. on
Thursday evening, June 14th.
The retirement celebration began with a
ceremony naming the College’s Library – which is located at 71
Sip Avenue in Jersey City – the “Gabert Library” and unveiling
a plaque memorializing the naming. Immediately following, guests
attended a cocktail reception in the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and
Dennis C. Hull Gallery on the Library’s sixth floor, where they
viewed a special exhibit featuring works from the HCCC Foundation Art
Collection. Guests then proceeded to the HCCC Culinary Arts
Institute at 161 Newkirk Street for a dinner honoring Dr. Gabert.
In attendance at the event were: William
O’Dea and Anthony L. Romano, Jr. from the Hudson County Board of
Chosen Freeholders; HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert,
Esq. and members of that Board; members of the HCCC Foundation Board
of Directors; area and state educational, community and business
leaders; HCCC administrators, faculty, and students; and Dr. Gabert’s
family and friends.
Dr. Gabert announced his retirement in
December 2017. He is the College’s longest serving President,
having held that office since September 1992. He is also the
longest-serving current community college president in New Jersey.
He will remain in office until June 30.
Chairman Netchert said: “
the 25-plus years that Glen Gabert has been President of Hudson
County Community College, remarkable and beneficial changes have
taken place. He formed a partnership with my colleagues on the Board
of Trustees and me, and together with our elected representatives and
area leaders, we have transformed what was a deeply distressed
college into a life-changing resource for the people of our
Mr. Netchert said
that under Dr. Gabert’s leadership, Hudson County Community College
is now an award-winning, student- and community-centered institution
on fostering understanding and attaining success
During Dr. Gabert’s tenure enrollment more than tripled, two
state-of-the-art campuses – Journal Square (Jersey City) and North
Hudson (Union City) – were built, and more than 60 degree and
certificate programs have been put in place. In addition, the HCCC
Foundation, which has provided over $3 million in scholarships to
more than 2,000 deserving students, was initiated.
Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 120 of 2,200
U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility – the only
community college in New Jersey’s top ten.
Arts program is ranked number eight in the U.S., and, with 93.75% of
graduates passing the NCLEX first time out, the HCCC Nursing program
is ranked number two among New Jersey associate-degree programs.