The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees held its annual reorganization meeting on November 19 and elected its officers.
Elected to serve a second year in their positions were Paul R. Licitra, of Flanders, as chair; Thomas A. Pepe, of Morristown, as vice chair; Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq., of Denville, as treasurer; and Dr. Barbara Lorfink Hadzima, of Morris Township, as secretary.
Licitra currently serves as office administrator for Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblyman Hal Wirths. He also possesses extensive experience in insurance spanning more than 45 years and covering all aspects of risk management for large domestic and international clients. In the public sector, he served as mayor of Mount Olive from 2000-04 after serving eight years on the Township Council. He earned his bachelorâ€™s degree from St. Johnâ€™s University, where he also taught as an adjunct professor in the Tobin College of Business.
Before retiring, Pepe served as chief financial officer for Communications Strategies, Inc., a family-owned public relations and marketing agency. He also is a member of the CCM Foundation Board of Directors. Included among his other community involvement, he is a former president of the Patriotâ€™s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, and serves as chair and trustee of NORWESCAP, the community action program of Northwest New Jersey. He earned his bachelorâ€™s degree in math from Manhattan College and MBA in finance from Adelphi University.
Advokat is a senior partner of Advokat & Rosenberg Esqs. in Morristown and a former Morris County assistant prosecutor. He has served on the Executive Board of the Pingry School PSPA in Short Hills and has experience in the classroom having taught business law at Caldwell College. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University, masterâ€™s fellowship in government from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University and his bachelorâ€™s degree from Rutgers. He currently serves on the Association of Community College Trustees Governance and Bylaws Committee.
Hadzima is a retired middle school administrator and college adjunct. She participated in the Chinese Bridge Delegation (Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters) to Chinese Universities which focuses on school visits, cultural activities and educational workshops. She contributed to the New Jersey ALPHA Peace/Reconciliation Program in China, Hong Kong and South Korea. After State sponsored programs to European concentration camps and Yad Vashem in Israel, Hadzima assisted with the development of the New Jersey State Curriculum Guide to teach Holocaust / Genocide. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Seton Hall University, her masterâ€™s degree from Kean University, and her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Elizabeth.
Continuing their service on the board are Dr. Angelica L. Allen-McMillan, George E. Dredden III, Jack N. Frost Jr., Esq., George J. Milonas, Keith Raymond, Dr. Joseph S. Weisberg and Alumni Trustee Brian Seligson.
Allen-McMillan is executive county superintendent. She earned her Ed.D. from Seton Hall University and her bachelorâ€™s in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Dredden, of Parsippany, is the chief of staff to Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. He earned his bachelorâ€™s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently attending Drew University’s Theological School for a Master of Divinity degree.
Frost, of Morris Township, is an attorney with Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University and his masterâ€™s and bachelorâ€™s degrees in philosophy and international relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.
Milonas is a director of Corporate Security and Investigations for Avis Budget Group, based in Parsippany. He received his Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Centenary University and his Associate in Science in Criminal Justice from CCM.
Raymond, of Randolph, serves as a sales executive at Kyriba Corporation. He earned his MBA from the University of Maryland and holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College.
Weisberg, of Parsippany, is professor emeritus of geoscience at New Jersey City University. He earned his Ed.D. from Columbia University, his M.A. in science education from Montclair State University and his B.A. in science education from Jersey City State College, now New Jersey City University. He also was recently presented with the Ronald D. Winthers Trustee Leadership Award from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges for his many years of service to CCM and New Jerseyâ€™s higher education community.
Seligson graduated from CCM in 2018 with an Associates in Applied Science in telecommunications system technology, networking.