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Union Welcomes New Vice President for Student Development

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Dr. Demond T. Hargrove, Union County College Vice President of Student Development
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CRANFORD, NJ -- Union County College (UCC) welcomes Dr. Demond T. Hargrove as the new Vice President for Student Development. Dr. Hargrove comes to UCC after more than 20 years in student development at New Jersey City University.

Dr. Hargrove most recently served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at NJCU. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership and vision of the Department of Athletics, Learning HUB Tutoring Center, Office of Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR), and TRiO Learning Communities Program. He developed the SOAR office and in its inaugural year, the retention rate for first time, full-time students increased by four percentage points.

Dr. Hargrove also oversaw the University-wide student retention services, including peer mentoring, academic tutoring, and student-athlete development. He identified and launched an assessment platform that led to the establishment of key performance indicators for all divisional departments. Dr. Hargrove improved the overall budgeting process by establishing a divisional annual reporting protocol. Additionally, he co-chaired the University’s Middle States accreditation Self Study Review working group Student Support Services.

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At UCC, Dr. Hargrove is the Chief Student Affairs Officer and is responsible for the leadership and management of the Student Development Division. He will plan, organize and direct student services and operational programs in admissions and records, financial aid, student activities, recruitment, academic advising, athletics, veterans’ services, disability resources, and student discipline. He is also responsible for student success initiatives such as increasing graduation rates and other student success outcomes which include the areas of retention, course completion, transfer, and career placement.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Hargrove to the administration at. His many years of leadership experience and policy assessment in the areas of student development made him the optimal choice for the Vice President position,” stated Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin.

Dr. Hargrove has his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Seton Hall University. He has a Master’s degree in Counseling from NJCU and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Jersey City State College.

For more information about Union County College, visit www.ucc.edu.

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