Applications now accepted until September 20
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County residents interested in serving on the County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees have an less than a week to submit their resumes.
The County College of Morris Board of Trustees is composed of eleven Morris County residents from business, education, law and other professional fields, who volunteer their services in four-year terms. Eight members are appointed by the Morris County Freeholders and two are appointed by the Governor.
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Resumes and a background statement are now due by September 20, 2017, extending an original September 5 deadline. Applicants must also state why he or she wishes to serve as a trustee and what specific skills they would bring to the board.
The search committee will review resumes from all applicants and them make recommendations to the freeholders. The freeholders will make final appointments.
Two four-year terms of freeholder-appointed trustees expire at the end of October.
One two-year unexpired term, created by a resignation, also must be filled.
The two current trustees must reapply by the Sept. 20 deadline if they wish to be considered for reappointment.
To qualify for consideration by the search committee, a candidate must be a resident of Morris County for at least four years, and may not hold a current elected office in Morris County or 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. A candidate must be willing to commit at least 15-20 hours a month to his or her duties as a college trustee to be considered for appointment.
Duties of trustees 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; insuring fiscal viability; and maintaining the college’s physical plant.
Applicants are asked to send one copy of their resume and the brief background statement to the Office of the Morris County Counsel, County of Morris, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, N.J. 07963-0900.
For more information on CCM, visit: http://www.ccm.edu/aboutCCM/Trustees
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