Left, Dr. Gibson with the newest board member, Wesley N. Jenkins.
Dr. Gale E. Gibson was formally appointed by the Board to be the College’s seventh president and second woman to lead ECC in its 45-year history.
“I pledge that Essex County College will continue to be an innovative, data-driven, welcoming, and inclusive student-centered environment,” said Dr. Gibson, who had been serving as ECC’s Interim President since April 1.
“This is a leader who connects here at Essex County College, who connects with the community and who connects with our statewide partners in higher education,” said Board Chair Calvin Souder, Esq.
Since Dr. Gibson became interim president, the College has initiated major capital projects on all three campuses, launched 100 percent online courses for the first time, and continued to hold tuition at the 2010-2011 rates. To read Dr. Gibson’s bio, visit http://www.essex.edu/aboutecc/president.html