Hudson County Community College President to Be Honored as a Legend by Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

Posted: 12/20/2012

Dr. Glen Gabert will accept the honor at the Chamber’s Fifth Annual Legends Ball
on Tuesday evening.  

JERSEY CITY, N.J. / December 20, 2012 — Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert has been named as one of four individuals to be recognized as outstanding leaders by the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce at that organization’s Fifth Annual Legends Ball. Dr. Gabert — along with Liberty Science Center CFO and Vice President of Resource Administration Connie Claman, and SILVERMAN Principals Eric Silverman and Paul Silverman — will be inducted as 2012 Legends at the Chamber’s event on Tuesday evening, December 18 at Liberty Science Center.

Dr. Gabert recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as President of Hudson County Community College. He is the longest-serving President in the College’s history and has been the driving force behind the College’s overall development for the past two decades. At the time Dr. Gabert became HCCC President, the College was an institution with about 3,000 students that owned one building and had a curriculum that was largely focused on developmental education and limited career programs. Under his guidance, and with the support and endeavors of Hudson County Community College’s Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, there are now about 10,000 students enrolled at HCCC who attend classes on two campuses — one at Journal Square in Jersey City and the other in Union City — with nearly a dozen, College-owned, state-of-the-art buildings. The College now offers a comprehensive, student-centered program that includes strong transfer and several productive signature programs including the nationally acclaimed Culinary Arts Institute and Developmental Education programs, a cutting-edge ESL/Bilingual program, Allied Health, Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Homeland Security, the Sciences, and Studio Arts/Computer Art. Workforce development programs and cooperative alliances with private and governmental organizations have also been forged to prepare area residents for employment in nursing and other health fields as well as hospitality management. The College’s Center for Business & Industry is the area leader in developing and delivering educational classes and programs for businesses, organizations and individuals.

Dr. Gabert is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, and The International Governing Board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. He is the former Chair of the Presidents Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC), where he continues as a member of that committee and as a member of the NJCCC Facilities and Government Relations Committees.

“I am grateful to be recognized by the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce with this honor,” Dr. Gabert said. “This induction has special meaning to me as I have enjoyed relationships on a professional and a personal level with the Chamber, and the College has partnered with the Chamber in advancing the educational and economic growth of Hudson County. My thanks to Maria Nieves, and to the Chamber’s Administration, Board of Directors, Legends Ball Committee and general members for this honor.”