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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 7, 2004

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo College Foundation announced the appointment of ten new members to its Board of Governors. The board members are charged with fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to provide the resources that make the difference in Ramapo College’s quest for educational excellence.

Appointed for three year terms are:

Scott Garrett, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives, N.J. District 5, in where he is a member of the House Financial Services and Budget Committees and the Oversight & Financial Institutions Subcommittees. He has a regional office in Paramus.

Gary Gerardi of Towaco, president, International Aromatic Inc., a manufacturing company specializing in industrial organic chemicals. He will serve as the board’s liaison to the Ramapo College Parents Council. His daughter is a junior at the College enrolled in the School of Contemporary Arts.

Marc S. Goldstein of Franklin Lakes, who was a senior vice president at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette where he specialized in fixed income sales prior to his retirement. Goldstein serves as chairman of the Foundation’s investment committee.

Lina Hardenburg of Piscataway, a learning and development manager for UPS, where she is responsible for the development of the company’s 3,000+ information service workforce and training solutions for applications systems used by internal and external UPS customers.

Matthew Kaulius of Phillipsburg, a Ramapo College student and alternate student governor who is a communications major with a concentration in radio. He hosts a show on the College’s radio station and is a student ambassador for the admissions department.

John D. McMahon, president and CEO, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY. Prior to this position, he was a senior vice president and general counsel at Con Edison, where he was instrumental in shaping the company’s position in the restructured utility industry and competitive energy markets.

Dennis McNerney, Bergen County Executive whose office is based in Hackensack. Prior to his election as County Executive, he was a vice president in municipal finance for UBS PaineWebber. He was twice elected to the county’s Board of Freeholders.

James Romanelli of Milwaukee, WI and formerly of Ramsey, vice president and Milwaukee branch manager, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, where he’s served in various management positions including vice president and New York brokerage zone marketing manager. He also worked on Senator Bill Bradley’s staff for four years as the CFO for the Senator’s 1990 re-election campaign.

John R. Smith of Oakland, regional public affairs manager for PSE&G, where he’s served in various management positions. He is a certified mediator through the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission New York District Office.

Adam Steiger of Wayne, president of Levco Shopping Centers, based in Wayne, N.J. He is active in many professional and community organizations.

In addition to fulfilling the mission of the Ramapo College Foundation, members of the Board of Governors act as ambassadors for the College and the Foundation, actively participate on committees, and ensure the Foundation’s legal, financial, and ethical integrity. They also support Foundation events including the Distinguished Citizens Dinner, annual golf outing and performing arts dinner series. Proceeds from these events help to fund student scholarships, faculty research and college projects.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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