Edison, NJ - Sitwat Syed is the newest addition to the Board of Trustees of Middlesex County College (MCC). She will serve as the alumni representative. Her one-year term will end on July 30, 2020.

The alumni representative is elected to the MCC board by the graduating class. The board also includes 8 members appointed by  Middlesex County, two by the State of New Jersey, and the County Superintendent.

In April 2019, Ms. Syed was named to the New Jersey All-State Academic Team – an honor that is given to two students from each of the county colleges in New Jersey for their accomplishments. Currently, she is leading a project through LRBT, a charity that works in rural areas of Pakistan to provide healthcare.

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While at MCC, Ms. Syed was very active with the student body. She served as the Co-President of Phi Theta Kappa, a student representative on the College Assembly, and she has led various initiatives on campus. 

In 2018, Ms. Syed was named to the Coca Cola Global Leaders of Promise list and was also a member of the National Education for Women in Leadership 2018 graduating cohort. Her passion for humanitarian work has led her on many ventures including interning for the United Nations and serving as a Youth for Human Rights International Delegate in 2018.

After graduating with her associate degree in Liberal Arts – General this May, Ms. Syed plans to earn a bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in international relations.