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Union County College’s Board Member Zimmermann Named to ACCT Governance and Bylaws Committee

Friday, February 06, 2015

Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin is pleased to announce that Mary M. Zimmermann, Chair of the Union County College Foundation, and member of the College’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, has been named to represent Union as an Associate Member of the Governance and Bylaws Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees. 

The Governance and Bylaws Committee is responsible to review resolutions related to the governance of the ACCT, amendments to the bylaws, and the board policies. In fulfilling this charge, the committee helps ensure that the Board of Directors of ACCT is fulfilling its role to represent the member boards in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance through its written policies. Associate members of the committee may serve three consecutive one-year terms and have full voting rights.

Mrs. Zimmermann, a resident of Summit, NJ, describes herself as a “professional volunteer.” In addition to the time she spends serving and helping to improve Union County College, she also commits her time to other organizations. In July 2010, Mrs. Zimmermann was named Volunteer of the Month by SAGE Eldercare. In her volunteer capacity she delivered meals once or twice a week for the Meals on Wheels program and participated in Summit’s “Loaves and Fishes” food pantry at St. Teresa’s of Avila Church, sorting and bagging grocery staples for families in need. SAGE Eldercare chose to honor Mrs. Zimmermann as a Volunteer of the Month for July 2010 because of her passion and commitment to helping those less fortunate than herself.
Mrs. Zimmermann also serves as one of five commissioners on the Summit Housing Authority. The SHA owns and manages 195 low-rent family, elderly, and handicapped housing units. The authority is also the City of Summit’s designated local redevelopment agency and administers the City’s Community Development Block Grants Program. The Authority is responsible for the administrative aspects of the management, development and rehabilitation of affordable lower income housing.
Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational 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.

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