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BCC's Board of Trustees Swears In New Board Member

Evan Crook and Natalie Collins

Gubernatorial appointee Natalie A. Collins was sworn-in as the newest member of the Burlington County College (BCC) Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 19 during the BCC Board of Trustees monthly public meeting. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie named Natalie A. Collins of Burlington Township to the Burlington County College's Board of Trustees in early March. Collins currently serves as the Deputy Director of Research for the New Jersey General Assembly Republican Office in Trenton and is the committee aide to the Assembly Health & Senior Services, Assembly Education and Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. Since 2006, she has been a member the Burlington Township Mayor’s Advisory Council. Collins earned her Master of Public Administration in State and Local Government Management from the University of Delaware.

“Ms. Collins is a wonderful addition to the Burlington County College Board of Trustees,” said Board Chair, Joseph R. Malone, III. “She has a great deal of experience in education and she is one of the most talented professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. She will bring a wealth of expertise to the board.” 

Collins’ prior work experience includes directing and administering the legislative and government relations program and related lobbying efforts as the Director of Government Affairs for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. As a Research Analyst for the New Jersey General Assembly Republican Office in Trenton, she studied, analyzed and prepared in-depth reports on the social and economic impact of legislation. She currently volunteers as a senior citizen personal assistant and is a past board member of the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey. 

“It is a great honor to be appointed to the Burlington County College Board of Trustees,” said Collins. “I’m looking forward to working with the Board and the College community to help position the College for future success.”

Elected to serve on the Board’s Academic Committee, Collins will work with fellow board members and the College’s senior staff to provide leadership support to the educational mission, programs and instructional methods as it relates to the intuition’s Strategic Plan. Collins was officially sworn-in by Evan H. C. Crook, Board Solicitor. 

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Burlington County College Board of Trustees: Mr. Joseph R. Malone, III (Chair); Mr. George Nyikita (Vice Chair); Mr. Michael D. Minton (Treasurer); Mr. Bruce M. Benedetti; Ms. Natalie A. Collins; Mr. Daniel Gee; Mr. Brian Kamp; Mr. Noble F. McNaughton; Ms. Peggy Nicolosi; Ms. Maria Rodriguez-Gregg; Ms. Marilyn Williamson; Ms. Felicia McCaskill (Student Alumni Trustee); Mr. David C. Hespe (College President, Board Secretary); and Mr. Evan H. C. Crook (Board Solicitor, Capehart & Scatchard). The Board of Trustees holds its regular meetings the third Tuesday of each of month (no meeting scheduled for August) at 5:30 p.m. For the location of each regularly scheduled meeting, or more information, please visit the Board of Trustees webpage.