The ongoing partnership between County College of Morris and Rutgers University is expanding with a new agreement that expands the opportunity for CCM students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers on CCM’s Randolph campus.
The agreement, signed last week and effective in September, allows students who obtain an A.A. in Business Administration at CCM to remain on the Randolph campus and complete a B.S. in Marketing or a B.S. in Leadership and Management offered by Rutgers. They also may take the courses at other Rutgers University locations.
“We are proud of our ongoing relationship with Rutgers University,” remarked CCM President Anthony Iacono. “It is gratifying to know that our mutual commitment to higher learning provides our diverse student population an opportunity to expand on their educational goals and dreams right here on our campus.”
Attending the signing ceremony held at CCM last Monday, Jan. 22, were President Iacono; Dwight Smith, CCM vice president of academic affairs; Jerome Williams, executive vice chancellor and provost, Rutgers University-Newark; and Lei Lei, dean, Rutgers Business School.
Vice presidents, deans and administrators from CCM and Rutgers gather for a group photo at the signing ceremony on Jan. 22
In 2014, the institutional partnership between CCM and Rutgers began with an agreement that allowed students to complete bachelor’s degrees through Rutgers, while making CCM a more comprehensive destination for lifelong learning and professional development. The other programs include Criminal Justice and Psychology.
“We are delighted to provide students at CCM a top-ranked Rutgers Business School education to help them launch their careers,” said Lei.
“A focus of ours is to get college institutions student ready,” said Williams. “The advantage of programs like this is to help students, who face many challenges going to college, make the transition to a four-year school. This partnership with CCM facilitates that.”
Photo Credit: John Hester