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Dr. Hiscano Named Executive Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

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Dr. Lisa Hiscano
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Dr. Lisa Hiscano, Union County College’s Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. She will also continue to serve as Interim Dean of the Elizabeth Campus. In this new role, Dr. Hiscano will be responsible for all non-credit programs at the College.

“Dr. Hiscano is extremely qualified for the Executive Director position because of her drive and commitment to seeing projects to completion. She has the ability to plan and manage many projects and people simultaneously” stated Union President Margaret M. McMenamin.

Dr. Hiscano joined Union in 2010 originally as the Director of Corporate and Career Programs for the Industry Business Institute. In this role, she was responsible for developing training programs for any size company who wanted to provide their employees with training. Courses include sales training, computer classes, ESL courses, restaurant industry courses, and other opportunities. After a few years, Dr. Hiscano was promoted to the position of Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development. In this position, she continued to oversee the programming for the Industry Business Institute but also was responsible for the continuing education and professional development courses, such as career certificate programs, and other non-credit training. As the Executive Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Dr. Hiscano will continue to oversee the non-credit programs, such as the certificate programs and lifelong learning classes, and will expand her role to include the programming and needs of those community members served through the Center for Workforce Development, such as providing training for those who are unemployed or underemployed.

Prior to coming to Union, Dr. Hiscano served at Passaic County Community College as the Associate Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development for six years. She gained experience managing programs under the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workplace and Economic Development, a role she maintained at Union as well. She also managed regional workforce development initiatives and developed new programs for Passaic.

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