CRANFORD, NJ – Three community members have been appointed to the Union County College Board of Trustees. At the April 28, 2015, Board Meeting, Board of Trustee Chair Vic Richel, joined by Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin, presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Cherron Rountree and Marlenes Teixeira. Richel is pleased with the appointments, believing that…” we have three citizen leaders who will bring fresh perspectives to the Trustees in their service to the College.”

Abubakar T. Jalloh, who will be sworn in at the May 19 meeting, currently serves as the Municipal Clerk for the city of Plainfield. He is the third Clerk to serve Plainfield in 33 years. Mr. Jalloh has more than ten year experience serving the public in state and local government positions. He is an active member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the Municipals Clerks Association of New Jersey. Mr. Jalloh has a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University.

Cherron Rountree currently serves as the Business Administrator for the city of Rahway. In this position, she handles the day to day administration of city affairs and coordinates the activities of nine municipal departments. Prior to her current position, Ms. Rountree worked for the County of Union as the Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Community Renewal. In this position, she managed the daily operations of the department and a $20 million budget. Ms. Rountree has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and psychology from Rutgers University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Wagner School of Public Service, New York University.

 Marlenes Teixeria has almost two decades of service in the public education system. She currently serves as the Choral Director for the Terence C. Reilly Gifted and Talented School #7 in Elizabeth. She previously served as Choral Director in Elizabeth’s Dr. Antonia Pantoja School 27. Ms. Teixeria has a Bachelor of Arts in music performance from Kean University and a Master of Arts in music education from Boston University. She also holds supervisory and principal certification.