Board of Trustees

Meet Our Board & Get Involved

The Board of Trustees approves the College's mission and goals and oversees the institution's performance. The Board approves admission standards, degree requirements and academic programs; determines tuition and fees; establishes budgets and capital initiatives; approves plans, contracts, and expenditures; and invests funds. 

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

Board of Trustees meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Regular meetings are not held in August and December. Meetings are held in the Board Room in the Administration Building. A special meeting may be called and noticed.

For information about a specific Board of Trustees meeting, contact the Assistant to the President at 973-300-2120 or by email.

Board Meeting Dates and Public Notice

January 23, 2018

July 24, 2018

February 27, 2018

August – No meeting

March 27, 2018

September 25, 2018

April 24, 2018

October 23, 2018

May 22, 2018

*November 27, 2018

June 26, 2018

December – No Meeting

*Note: November 27, 2018 – The Board Reorganization Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m.

Accommodation will be made for individuals with a disability, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provided the individual with the disability provides notice to the Board Secretary 48 hours before the public meeting.

With respect to individuals with a hearing disability who require live transcription services, such as the services of a CART transcriber, please provide notice to the Board Secretary seven days before the public meeting.

Board of Trustees

William P. Curcio

William P. Curcio is the Founder and Managing Member of Winston Church Associates, a managerial consulting group. Prior to this position, he was the Executive Vice President of Eastern Propane Corporation.

Curcio received his undergraduate degree from DeSales University and a Master’s Degree from Lehigh University with post graduate work at the School of Petroleum, Oxford University and MIT.

Gerald A. Scanlan
Vice Chair

Gerard Scanlan is a Director within the Nokia Services Solutions Group focusing on Managed Services Business Development in North America. Prior to this, he led the Business Management team for the Lucent Technologies – Branch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Scanlan received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Siena College and his MBA in Marketing from Farleigh Dickenson University.

Michael Spekhardt

Michael Spekhardt is an IT Software Compliance Manager within the United Parcel Service’s Global Business Services Group. Prior to this, he was an IT Commodity Contracts Manager responsible for IT acquisitions worldwide for more than 25 years.

Spekhardt was appointed to the Board of Trustees on November 25, 2014. Before his appointment, he served as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councilman for Sparta Township; was a Board of Trustees member for the Sparta Public Library; and served two terms on the Sparta Township Planning Board.

Spekhardt received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University and his Associates Degree in Business and Public Administration from Union County College. He and his wife, Mary Pat, have lived in Sussex County for almost 30 years, raising their three children there. When not at work, he has volunteers as a youth sports coach and enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His hobbies include sports photography and waiting patiently for the Mets to win another World Series.

Tyler Morgas

Dr. Tyler Morgus is the Strategic Marketing Manager of Thorlabs and was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December of 2014 by the Governor of NJ Chris Christie. Prior to Thorlabs, he completed his Ph.D. in experimental atomic and molecular physics at Lehigh University. Following which he spent three and a half years as a Physics Professor at East Stroudsburg University before joining Thorlabs in 2006 as a member of the Technical Marketing Group.

Morgus also represents Thorlabs in the National Photonics Initiative Group and the Photonics Industry Neuroscience Group. When not at work, he is an amateur photographer, hiker and runner.

Dr. Bernard Andrews

Dr. Bernard J. Andrews is a graduate of Penn State and Rutgers Universities. He is a former superintendent of schools at Kittatinny Regional High School and High Point Regional High School. He served on the Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees from 1984–1993 when he was the Sussex County Superintendent of Schools.

Andrews initiated the Provisional Teacher (Alternate Route) Program at Ramapo College where he worked as Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor. He also has served as Coordinator for the Technology for Teachers Grant Program at Ramapo College. Andrews currently resides with his wife Barbara in Fredon, NJ.

Dr. Paul Crowley

Dr. Paul Crowley’s career includes a distinguished record of service to his country and the Borough of Franklin. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army with more than 34 years of military service. Crowley’s service to his community includes many years of volunteer work and active community involvement. He has served on the Franklin Borough Planning Board, Franklin Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment, Franklin Board of Education, Sussex County Education Services Commission, Franklin Drug Alliance Program, Franklin Historical Society, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Dr. Crowley also served as Mayor of Franklin from 2008–2015.

Crowley received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from St. Peter’s College and his Doctorate from the New Jersey Dental School – Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and maintained a dental practice in Franklin for many years. He and his wife, Carol, have lived in Franklin for more than 25 years, raising their four children there.


Maryanne Fox, a retired hospital administrator, was appointed to the Board of Trustees on July 9, 2014. She was a hospital administrator for 25 years. Most recently, Fox was the Director of Quality at Newton Medical Center. She serves on the Policy and Audit Committee of the Board and is the liaison for Sussex to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

Fox also serves on the Board of Trustees of SEQUAL (Senior Quality of Life Foundation), a Sussex County organization. She attended Sussex County Community College and holds a BS from Kean University. She currently lives in Hopatcong with her husband and enjoys traveling in her free time.

Rachaek Geraci

Rachel Geraci is a VP of Mortgage Lending at a national mortgage company. She has over 20 years experience in the mortgage banking industry. She served on the board for the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce as President, was a member of the Branchville Rotary and participated in the Money Smart Week committee for over 6 years.

When not at work or volunteering she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

James Hofmann

James Hofmann is a longtime teacher at Newton’s Halsted Middle School and renowned for his work with the school’s STEM program and as the coach of both the FLL and the FRC school’s robotics teams.

Hofmann is a very active community volunteer. He is a life member and past officer of the Newton Fire Department, Founder and Administrator of the Newton Hockey Program, and was an Assistant Boy Scout leader for troop 184 in Green for many years.

Under Hofmann’s leadership, his first varsity tri-district robotics team earned the Team Underwriter Laboratory Industrial Safety Award in St. Louis and the Engineering Inspiration Award at Lehigh University.

A resident of Newton since 1986, he lives with his wife Amanda, a science teacher in Vernon schools. Hofmann has two grown children, both of whom graduated from Newton High School.

Dr. Rosalie Lamonte

Dr. Rosalie S. Lamonte currently serves as the Executive County Superintendent for Sussex and Warren counties. As such, she is a member by statute of the College’s Board of Trustees. Prior to her appointment as county superintendent, Lamonte served as a field superintendent for 12 years in the Hackettstown, Montville and Mt. Olive school districts.

Lamonte holds a B.A. degree from Barnard College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish and Italian studies from Columbia University.


Lorraine C. Parker, a retired Judge of the New Jersey Appellate Division, was appointed to the Board of Trustees on November 1, 2010. Before her appointment to the bench, Parker practiced law in Sussex and Morris counties. She is currently Of Counsel with the Newton law firm of Hollander, Strelzic. In addition to mediating, arbitrating and consulting in her legal practice, Parker is a sculptor and painter whose work has shown in a number of galleries, including the Sussex County’s Arts and Heritage Council.

She was originally involved with Sussex County Community College before it was founded, working with a group lobbying to establish a community college in Sussex County. Prior to her legal career, she earned her MS in Special Education and taught special needs children in the New York City School System.

Matthew Mingo
Alumni Representative

Matthew Mingo was a student at Sussex County Community College for 5 years, he earned his degree in Broadcasting. He was president of the film club and a student ambassador where he more than tripled his 40 required hours. He finished his education at Sussex on the Dean’s List and has since transferred to Montclair State University where he plans to earn his bachelors degree in Communication and New Media.

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders

A five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders governs Sussex County and is elected at large by the registered voters of the county’s municipalities. The Freeholders have a long history of dedication and support to Sussex County Community College.

  • Jonathan M. Rose, Freeholder Director
  • Sylvia Petillo, Freeholder Deputy Director
  • George F. Graham, Freeholder Member
  • Carl F. Lazzaro, Freeholder Member
  • Herbert Yardley, Freeholder Member

Trustee Applicants

Two of the Trustee positions are appointed by the Governor. Individuals willing to serve should send a letter of interest directly to the Governor’s Appointments Office, who has authority over these two seats on the Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees. Correspondence should be directed to:

Matthew McDermott, Appointments Director
Office of the Governor
State House
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

Applicants are free to copy Senator Oroho’s office as well:
Jeffrey L. Spatola, Chief of Staff
Senator Steven V. Oroho, District 24
Sussex-Warren-Morris Counties
One Wilson Drive, Suite 2B
Sparta, NJ 07871