NJEA Higher Education Conference empowers leaders

The weekend of April 8 through 10 was focused on NJEA’s higher education members who were able to hold their first in-person conference in over two years. The weekend included two conferences: the annual Higher Education Conference and the Higher Education Collective Bargaining Summit. 

The conference featured workshops that enhanced the skills of local association members and leaders at New Jersey’s community colleges. The summit was an interactive program that addressed the current issues facing negotiations teams.  

At an evening dinner, David Bordelon of the Faculty Association of Ocean County College, was honored as the Higher Education Faculty Member of the Year. Several other members were recognized for earning certification from the Higher Education Local Leadership Institute. NJEA Higher Education Committee Chair Mecheline Farhat and NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty addressed members. 

Assemblywoman Linda Carter (D-Union) delivered the keynote address. Carter is the vice-chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. She is also an NJEA member and teacher in Passaic City.