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Rowan College at Burlington County’s new trustees bring business and communications expertise

The Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members Tuesday night who are skilled in business development and public communications.

The board welcomed Jamie Martin, of Moorestown, and Jason P. Tosches, of Cinnaminson, who were appointed by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders earlier this month.

“Rowan College at Burlington County is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in New Jersey and will continue to build momentum with the addition of Trustees Martin and Tosches,” said Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes, who serves as liaison to the college and is a former trustee. “Serving as an RCBC Trustee is an incredible responsibility that provides the opportunity to help people transform their lives through education.”

RCBC’s enrollment increased 3 percent this spring when most colleges’ enrollment continues to decline.

“Our growth is no accident,” RCBC Board Chair George Nyikita said. “Our many innovative programs that make high-quality education affordable are really making an impact and the board continues to add talented and successful members of the community who will keep our college moving forward.”

Martin, chief marketing officer of Strive Physical Therapy, became a partner of the firm in 2009 and has been instrumental in growing the practice from one clinic to 15. A highly skilled physical therapist, Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She served as a trustee of the RCBC Foundation from 2015 until her appointment to the college’s board.

“The success of Rowan College at Burlington County is spreading throughout our communities and it’s exciting to be a part of all this wonderful change for students,” Martin said. “As a member of the healthcare community, I’m very pleased to see the growth in the college’s Health Sciences programs and look forward to seeing these programs attract even more students to provide them access to high-quality and affordable programs.”

Tosches serves as director at CLB Partners where he focuses on a number of complex public policy issues. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Moravian College.

“Rowan College at Burlington County is making an impact on our county, region, state and nation,” Tosches said. “The 3+1 path to a Rowan University bachelor’s degree is redefining how families can afford education in the 21st century and I’m honored to join a ground-breaking college that values affordability, innovation and excellence.”

RCBC increased enrollment this spring for the first time in five years fueled by more out-of-county, new and transfer students.

“We are on the right track to reshaping our college to meet the needs of the 21st century careers and students,” RCBC President Paul Drayton said. “We are proud of our growth and expect it to continue as we implement ways to solve the high costs of college. The support of a talented, passionate and dynamic Board of Trustees is crucial and we’re delighted to welcome Trustees Martin and Tosches to the RCBC community.”