Hudson County Community College President Appointed to AACC Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Posted: 6/10/2019
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu

Dr. Chris Reber will begin serving his new, three-year term July 1.

June 10, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber was recently named to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Dr. Reber’s term will begin July 1, 2019, and end June 30, 2022.

In his letter notifying Dr. Reber of the appointment, AACC President and CEO Dr. Walter G. Bumphus wrote: “We are sure that your insights and leadership will significantly contribute to the Board’s decision-making process and its ability to serve the interests of all AACC member institutions.”

“I served a previous term on this Commission (as President of the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania), followed by a one-year mandatory hiatus and will now have an opportunity to return to the Commission to provide leadership and support to diversity, inclusion and equity efforts nationally," Dr. Reber said. "I am exceedingly pleased to have been invited to serve again, which is especially timely as we pursue diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives at HCCC."

Located in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States, Hudson County Community College students were born in 119 different countries and speak 29 different languages. The College is nationally recognized for its diversity and equity programs. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility.

Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, HCCC serves more than 16,000 full- and part-time students and offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM, Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, and Nursing and Allied Health programs. The HCCC Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide.