Deadline to Apply Is July 2

Morris County residents interested in serving on the County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees are invited to send their resumes to a trustee search committee of the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

There is one open position for an unexpired four-year term that expires at the end of October 2021. Resumes must be received by July 2. The committee will review all applications and then submit its recommendation to the freeholders, who will make the appointment this fall.

Candidates must be a resident of Morris County for at least four years, not hold a current elected office in Morris County, and not be an employee of Morris County government or CCM.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate independent judgment, distinction in their profession, knowledge of higher education, and a firm commitment to serving the college. They must be willing to commit at least 15-20 hours a month to their duties as a college trustee.

The duties include appointing, supporting, and evaluating the college president; clarifying and, if necessary, revising the college’s mission statement; ratifying long-term plans; approving the college’s educational program; ensuring fiscal viability; and maintaining the college’s physical plant. The Board of Trustees sets policy and has final authority over budgets and expenditures, and the college’s president is responsible for internal administrative operations.

The CCM search committee requires a resume and a brief background statement outlining why applicants wish to serve as a trustee and what specific skills they would bring to the board. The documents must be sent to the Office of the Morris County Counsel, County of Morris, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900.

The County College of Morris Board of Trustees is composed of 11 county residents from business, education, law, and other professional fields who volunteer their services in four-year terms. By statute, eight members are appointed by the freeholders and two members by the governor. The county superintendent of schools is a member of the board by statute. One non-voting CCM graduate is elected for a one-year term by each year’s graduating class. In addition, the CCM president serves as an ex-officio member.

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