CRANFORD – Dr. Negar Farakish serves as Associate Vice President and Dean of American Honors at Union County College. She has been employed at the College for almost four years and in that time, she has markedly contributed to the advancement of student success. To honor her success, she has been chosen as a recipient of The Chair Academy’s 2015 International Exemplary Leadership Award. This award recognizes the ability of an individual to advance post-secondary academic and administrative leadership.
The Chair Academy, a department of Mesa Community College, and the Maricopa County Community College District, is dedicated to delivering exemplary leadership development. The Academy has offered world-class, competency-based, leadership development programs for college and university leaders since 1992. Leadership programs are offered at organizational, state, regional, national, and international level. The Annual International Leadership Conference attracts leaders from around the world to experience distinguished keynote speakers and presentations. The Academy’s refereed journal is respected as a source of inspiration and best practices in leadership.
Dr. Farakish will receive her Idahlynn Karre International Exemplary Leadership award at the Chair Academy’s 24th Annual International Conference. The conference is entitled, “Leadership in the High-Definition Age,” and will be held at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle, Washington from April 7-10. Dr. Farakish was nominated by her colleague, Dr. Barbara Gaba, who serves as Provost of the College’s Elizabeth campus and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible education programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jersey’s 19 Associate Degree colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science, and Applied Science degrees.