Education

Union County College Appoints New Dean of Elizabeth Campus

0acbc3cff4aee5788aea_Sandres_Rapalo__2_.jpg
Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo, Dean of Elizabeth Campus
0acbc3cff4aee5788aea_Sandres_Rapalo__2_.jpg

CRANFORD – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of Elizabeth Campus effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division.

As Dean of Elizabeth Campus, Dr. Rapalo oversees 12 College departments located in the Lessner and Kellogg Buildings. His 15 years of administrative experience will benefit the Elizabeth Campus, especially in the areas of enrollment management, personnel administration, and educational planning and evaluation. Dr. Rapalo will serve as the liaison between the College and City of Elizabeth and will work with area organizations to bring the College’s services into the community.

In his role as the College’s Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division, Dr. Rapalo advocated for the initiatives, goals, and needs of the Division and its students. He supported the enhancement of the Division’s existing curriculum as well as the development of new programs. Prior to joining to Union, Dr. Rapalo worked at Valencia College in Florida as the Interim Dean of the Humanities and Foreign Language Department and as the Chair of the Foreign Language Department. Dr. Rapalo began his administrative career at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as the Program Director of the Study Abroad Program.

Sign Up for E-News

Dr. Rapalo holds his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He has a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts in Literature and Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His Bachelor of Arts is in Spanish is also from the University of Massachusetts.

“Dr. Rapalo has proven himself to be a strong leader and an asset to the College. He is student-centered and an effective communicator, and being fluent in Spanish only enhances his ability to build relationships with more of our students on campus and out in the community,” stated Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

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

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Linden

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f9271be7c50b3bea46af_open_house_roselle

Wed, July 25, 9:00 AM

Durham School Services School Bus, Roselle

Hiring Event Open House Durham School Services ...

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education

Carousel_image_0343ccd97e932263077c_book_signing_flyer_7.28.18

Sat, July 28, 4:00 PM

Savannah's Southern Belle Restaurant , Linden

Book Signing Party

Carousel_image_a2c4ddef7ed6c72e648e_17crowd1

Thu, August 2, 4:00 PM

Milt Campbell Fields, Plainfield

Music in the Park @ Milt Campbell Field - Free ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

UNION COUNTY - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...