Lori Margolin

Associate Vice President, Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Lori Margolin
Culinary Conference Center, Room 504
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Language(s) Spoken: English
Country of Origin/Citizenship/Nationality: United States

Educational Background

  • MSW, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Brooklyn College, CUNY


Lori leads the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. She is responsible for continuing education, workforce development, corporate training, and college catering operations.

Lori's entrepreneurial approach to continuing education and workforce development has resulted in training programs with best-in-class partners that make a difference in people’s lives. Recent programs include Gateway to Innovation, a comprehensive workforce development initiative funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy sponsored by The Aspen Institute; Holz Technik, a high-quality advanced manufacturing registered apprenticeship program with Eastern Millwork, Inc.; an education program for Au Pairs; a robust English as a Second Language program; a Summer Youth Program; an Academic and Workforce Pathway Program for justice involved individuals; and partnerships with the New Jersey Reentry Corporation and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, among others. She has successfully partnered with local entrepreneurs, businesses, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and labor unions to create these innovative and accessible programs for students, community members, and employers. She has presented her work at local and national conferences including the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, National Council on Workforce Education, and the International Economic Development Council. Lori received the Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in 2022; the Excellence Award from the League of Innovation in 2022 – 2023; was a Top 10 Finalist for the 2023 Bellwether Award for Workforce Development and received the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity 2023 Teamwork Award. She is a member of the New Jersey State Rehabilitation Council; and is a subject matter expert in scaling and sustaining programs.