2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Glen
Gabert, Ph.D. announced today that Joseph D. Sansone, the College’s Vice
President for Planning and Development and Assistant to the President will
retire effective February 28, 2018.
Gabert said the Board of Trustees has named Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti, J.D.,
Ed.D., to succeed Mr. Sansone. He will
begin work at HCCC as Vice President for Planning and Development/Assistant to
the President Designate effective December 1, 2017, and will assume full
responsibility for that office on March 1, 2018.
Mr. Sansone is a lifelong resident of Hudson County.
He attended Rutgers
College and is a graduate of The American Institute of Banking. His career,
which spans more than 50 years, began at First Jersey National Bank in Jersey
City (which was later acquired by Natwest Bank), where he held senior positions
in retail banking. Mr. Sansone worked for ChaseMellon Shareholder Services for
several years as a Vice President of Correspondence and Lost Securities.
2001, Mr. Sansone joined Hudson County Community College as Executive Director
of the College Foundation and was also named Vice President for Development and
Assistant to the President. He is and has been active in several community and
professional organizations, including Hudson Hospice, Rotary Club of Jersey
City-Daybreak, the American Conference on Diversity, Securities Information
Center of the SEC Lost Securities Program - New York, Institutional Advancement
Affinity Group of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, Destination Jersey
City, Northeast Jersey Bankers Association, West Hudson/South Bergen Optimist
Club, Pavonia Girl Scout Council, Hoboken Salvation Army, and Hoboken Kiwanis.
Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq. said: “Joseph Sansone has been
tireless in his efforts on behalf of the College’s students. Under his leadership, the HCCC Foundation has
flourished and grown in a way that benefits all the people of Hudson County and
especially our Hudson County Community College students. I know I speak on
behalf of the entire Board of Trustees when I say that we are very grateful to
Joe, and wish him the very best.”
nearly twenty years Joe Sansone has been an integral part of the College’s
administration,” said Dr. Gabert. “Over
the years, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,625 scholarships totaling
more than $2,650,000 to deserving students. We now have a program to help
incoming students prepare to succeed in their college work. Cultural enrichment
programs are offered for the entire community. The Foundation Art Collection
now includes more than 1,000 works of art. It has been my honor to work with
Joe and we are eternally grateful for all he has done.”
Chiaravalloti brings extensive knowledge of higher education and valuable
experience in working with the people of our community to his new position at
Hudson County Community College. We look forward to working with him and Joe
Sansone during the transition period and the future,” Dr. Gabert stated.
lifelong member of the Bayonne community who holds a Bachelor’s degree from The
Catholic University of America, Dr. Chiaravalloti earned his law degree from
Rutgers School of law, and Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership from Saint
Peter’s University. His professional
academic experience includes serving for the past six years at Saint Peter’s
University where he was Executive Director of the Guarini Institute for
Government and Leadership, Associate Vice President for International
Outreach/Community Engagement, and a Father John Corridan Fellow.
Dr. Chiaravalloti’s legal experience includes founding the
consulting firm ANJ, LLC, serving as a partner in the law firm of Weiner and
Lesniak, LLP, founding and serving as partner of Magis Strategies and
Chiaravalloti, LLC. Chiaravalloti has served at the local, state,
and federal levels of government – as Executive Director of the
Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, and as State Director to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez. Since
2016, he has served as Assemblyman representing the constituents of New
Jersey’s 31st Legislative District.
Chiaravalloti’s dedication to the people of Hudson County, his appreciation of
higher education, and his own background and professional experience are assets
that will contribute to his new work at Hudson County Community College,” Mr.
Netchert said. “We look forward to welcoming him, and to working with him in
continuing the College’s important mission of providing high quality
educational opportunities for all the people of our community.”