Board of Trustees

Meet Our Board & Get Involved

The Board of Trustees approves the College's mission and goals and oversees the institution's performance. The Board approves admission standards, degree requirements, and academic programs; determines tuition and fees; establishes budgets and capital initiatives; approves plans, contracts, and expenditures; and invests funds. 

Student Alumni Representative: The Alumni Representative is a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees. The term of office begins at the June meeting of the Board of Trustees and ends in May. Graduation Candidates can apply. See Application.

2024 Board Meeting Schedule

Board of Trustees meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There are no regular meetings in August and December. Meetings are held in the Board Room, located in the Executive Office in the Administration Building, at One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860. A special meeting may be called and noticed. 

For information about a specific Board of Trustees meeting, contact the Chief of Staff and EA to the Board of Trustees at 973-300-2120 or by email.

Board Meeting Dates and Public Notice

January 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

February 27, 2024

August – No scheduled meeting

March 26, 2024

September 24, 2024

April 23, 2024

October 22, 2024

May 28, 2024

*November 26, 2024

June 25, 2024

December – No scheduled meeting

*Note: November 26, 2024 – The Annual Board Organization Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m.

Accommodations will be made for individuals with a disability, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provided the individual with the disability includes notice to the Board Secretary 48 hours before the public meeting.

Concerning individuals with a hearing disability who require live transcription services, such as the services of a CART transcriber, please provide notice to the Board Secretary seven days before the public meeting.

Kurt Gewecke
Kurt Gewecke, Chair
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Candice Smith
Candice Smith, Vice Chair
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John Santillo
John Santillo, Secretary
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Dr. Paul Crowley
Dr. Paul Crowley, Treasurer
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Dr. Gayle Carrick
Dr. Gayle Carrick, Member
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Lena Frank, Member         
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James Hofmann, Member
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Dr. Elizabeth Silverthorne, Member
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Herbert Yardley, Member
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Michael Crispino

Michael Crispino, Alumni Trustee
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Sussex County Board of County Commissioners

A five-member Board of County Commissioners governs Sussex County and is elected at large by the registered voters of the county’s municipalities. The County Commissioners have a long history of dedication and support to Sussex County Community College.

  • Jill Space, Director
  • Chris Carney, Deputy Director
  • William Hayden, County Commissioner
  • Jack DeGroot, County Commissioner

Trustee Applicants

The Governor appoints two of the Trustee positions. Individuals willing to serve should send a letter of interest directly to the Governor’s Appointments Office, who has authority over these two seats on the Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees. Direct correspondence to:

Appointments Director
Office of the Governor
State House
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

Applicants are free to copy Senator Oroho’s office as well:
Jeffrey L. Spatola, Chief of Staff
Senator Steven V. Oroho, District 24
Sussex-Warren-Morris Counties
One Wilson Drive, Suite 2B
Sparta, NJ 07871