New Trustee Named to RVCC Board

Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees welcomed new member Gary Hazard of Flemington at its meeting held Tuesday, April 28. Hazard was appointed to the Board of Trustees by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“We welcome Gary Hazard to the RVCC Board of Trustees. His extensive leadership experience in technology and business, and his longstanding commitment to serving his community will make him a valuable addition to the Board of Trustees,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

Gary Hazard has served as a leader and principal with Atrion, Inc., an information technology firm, for more than 22 years. His current role is Vice President of Sales, Mid-Atlantic. Atrion has over 300 employees at locations in New Jersey and Rhode Island. Hazard has held leadership positions in sales, operations, and executive management. He also has served his community as an elected Raritan Township official, Police Commissioner, Parks & Recreation Commissioner, and President of the Greater Flemington Soccer Club. Hazard received a B.S. in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Raritan Valley Community College is an educational community that works to develop critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, promote leadership, encourage social responsibility, support personal growth, and sustain engaged citizenship within a diverse population of students and community members.
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Raritan Valley Community College values all aspects of diversity including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, socioeconomic status, and political and philosophical perspectives. We rely on diversity to enrich the intellectual environment for students and employees. We support educational access and opportunity by recruiting and retaining a diverse college community. We foster diversity by developing and maintaining curricular and social programs that infuse the contributions of all people, and by preparing students to excel in a global society. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the College’s Mission Statement and Strategic Goals, all of which support excellence in teaching, learning and professional development in a welcoming and respectful climate.
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• RVCC participates as a reliable partner with the region’s K-12 schools to support active learning and college readiness.
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• The College values the diversity of our communities as a resource that strengthens the institution.
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