Diana Gonzalez, New Jersey’s Deputy Secretary of Higher Education, will deliver the keynote address at the NJEA Convention Higher Education Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel.

Gonzalez works closely with New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis and the governor’s office to manage office operations, liaise with state higher education leaders, and coordinate high-profile initiatives to enhance educational opportunities for students across the state. Gonzalez also works with partners in business and industry to help position New Jersey’s institutions of higher education as engines of economic growth and innovation. She previously worked on Gov. Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial campaign, where she served as Policy Advisor and Outreach Director.

Gonzalez began her career as an early childhood teacher and after completing her master’s degree in education at Rutgers. She went on to work in several different capacities within higher education. She has worked directly with students, providing career advice and guidance during her time at Princeton University’s Career Services Division. She also worked as the Resident Director for the Community Scholars Program at Georgetown University—a program for first-generation college students from underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Reservations are required. See below for details.

A full day of programming for higher education members

Friday, November 9
9:30 – 11 a.m.|
New Jersey County College Association (NJCCA)|Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel|
Pearl Ballroom 4, 5

This is an annual breakfast meeting for all NJCCA members. All higher education members are encouraged to attend. There is a fee of $20 for non-NJCCA members. Current community college issues will be discussed.

To pre-register, contact Maureen Behr at moseynj@yahoo.com by October 26.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion Groups for Higher Education Members

Atlantic City Convention Center
Room 321 (front) – Higher Education-Sharing Strategies – Using Communication Strategies for Maintaining High Levels of Membership Involvement
Room 321 (rear) – Higher Education-Sharing Strategies – For Stress Management

Join your colleagues for in-depth conversations concerning current issues of New Jersey community colleges. Preregistration is encouraged by calling 609-689-9580.

1 – 3 p.m.
NJEA Higher Education Convention Luncheon
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
Pearl Ballroom 1, 2, 3

Keynote Speaker: Diana Gonzalez, Deputy Secretary of Higher Education, State of New Jersey

Reservations are required.

To make a reservation, send form below and a check for $29 payable to NJEA/HE, c/o Beneficial Bank, P.O. Box 13661, Philadelphia, PA  19101-3661, or contact Karen “Skip” Perry at kperry@njea.org or 609-689-9580, by October 26.

Higher Ed Convention Luncheon Registration Form

For information regarding the discussion groups or luncheon, call NJEA’s Higher Education office at 609-689-9580. 

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