The Trustees and Faculty of New Jersey Institute of Technology are pleased to announce the
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Jim Wise Theatre
The Keynote Address given by A. Zachary Yamba, EdD
Currently the longest-serving college president in New Jersey, A. Zachary Yamba is widely credited with transforming Essex County College (ECC) into the vibrant and progressive institution that today enrolls more than 20,000 students. Yamba joined ECC when it opened in 1968, serving first as a faculty member in its Humanities Division and then as Dean of Faculty. He was named interim president in May 1980 and was formally appointed president in February 1981. Within a year of his appointment, the college was awarded full reaccreditation for a ten-year period, a status that was again reaffirmed in 1991 and 2001. Yamba reorganized the college, mandated academic standards and tightened fiscal controls. He also engaged faculty in early efforts to upgrade the core curriculum, revitalize programming, and establish a successful developmental education component that would become a national model. Read more.