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Rowan College at Burlington County Welcomes New Trustee

Mickey Quinn

The Rowan College at Burlington County Board of Trustees welcomed a new member at its Jan. 26 meeting a week after honoring the college’s founding president.

Mickey Quinn, of Bordentown, was sworn in as trustee a week after the board renamed the former Incubators building Evans Hall in honor of the college’s founding president Dr. N. Dean Evans. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Rowan College at Burlington County’s bright future to connect with the trail blazers of our history,” RCBC President Paul Drayton said. “We are thrilled to welcome back old friends and new ones. Trustee Quinn brings extensive experience and a new energy to the board that will help build momentum as we transform Rowan College at Burlington County into the 21st century model of higher education.”

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve Rowan College at Burlington County students at such an important time in the college’s history,” Quinn said. “The new path to a $25,000 Rowan University degree and the innovative Workforce Development Institute have really put our college at the forefront of higher education in this country.”

Quinn has extensive experience working in government for the past seven years and has worked in a variety of public policy areas including workforce development initiatives while working in different capacities for the New Jersey Legislature. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Assembly Majority Leader.

“Trustee Quinn has a passion for workforce development, which is very important as Rowan College at Burlington County’s innovative Workforce Development Institute revolutionizes workforce training, education and services in Burlington County,” Board Chair George Nyikita said. “Trustee Quinn is a dynamic addition to our board as we continue implement our premier partnership that will soon make it possible to earn a Rowan University degree for $25,000.”

Quinn holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and was recently named one of the top 40 people younger than 40-years-old by PolitickerNJ.

“The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is committed to ensuring that the Rowan College at Burlington County Board of Trustees is filled with highly-capable community leaders reflecting the quality of our college and county,” Freeholder Deputy- Director Kate Gibbs said. “It was an honor to serve as a Trustee during a time of great transition and accomplishments for our college. I look forward to working closely with President Drayton and the Trustees as we continue to set a national model for how communities can best educate and train their students and jobseekers.”