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Union County College Names Two New Governors to the Board

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One is a retired professor with roots to the 1982 merger that created Union County College. The other is a successful attorney for the healthcare industry.

Dr. Sandra Fishinger and Mr. Anthony Manger, Esq., were appointed to Union’s prestigious Board of Governors during its Dec. 1, 2015, meeting. Both have been active participants on the College’s Foundation Board, which raises nearly $1 million annually to provide scholarships for students who need a financial boost for tuition. And both have created scholarships as a permanent legacy to their commitment to Union’s students.

Sondra Fishinger of Rahway retired from Union in July 2007 at the rank of Senior Professor of English completing a 38 year teaching career. Dr. Fishinger’s career began in the Union County Technical Institute, which merged with Union College, a junior college, in 1982 to become the comprehensive community college it is today. Dr. Fishinger taught courses in contemporary, world, and American literature; public speaking; poetry; and composition/introduction to literature. She also developed several online courses and maintained an informational website for students.

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From 1992 to 1999, Dr. Fishinger served as the Transfer Articulation Director and was responsible for effectuating agreements with four-year colleges and universities that would allow the direct transfer of associate degrees without the loss of credits. She served as the Chairperson of the Faculty from 1996-2000, and as a member of the Educational Opportunity Fund Advisory and Community boards for more than 35 years.

Dr. Fishinger also has extensive experience in community service, currently serving as one of five commissioners on the Rahway Parking Authority Board. She served on the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Union County from 2009-2012, and served as vice president of the board for one year. In 2008 she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway and in 2012 and 2014 was President of their Board of Trustees. Finally, in May 2012, Dr. Fishinger was the first retired faculty member to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Union County College Foundation. She has two scholarships in her name—one for students in the American Honors program and the other for students in the Educational Opportunity Fund.

Tony Manger has spent more than 25 years of his law career focusing his practice on the healthcare industry and nonprofit institutions in New Jersey, as well as in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Prior to forming his own firm, he was the head of the Health Care Group at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Mr. Manger has handled some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry in New Jersey. He organized the state’s largest malpractice insurer and has served as legal counsel to a national association of professional liability insurers. He has vast experience in health care regulatory, corporate and contract matters, tax exemption, patient care, and other health care issues.

His law degree is from Columbia Law School and he has bar admissions in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Mr. Manger has professional affiliations with the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Health Lawyers Association, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Mr. Manger has also served on many nonprofit boards, including the Montgomery Academy, which he chaired for more than 10 years, the New Ballet Company as Vice President and Treasurer, The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care as President, and Faith in Housing as President. He is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Union County College Foundation and is a member of the Board of Advisors for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Center of Excellence in Leadership, Governance, and Philanthropy.

Last year, the John A. and Ruth Davis Manger Scholarship became endowed at the “Centurion” ($100,000 level) and generates $5,000 annually, in perpetuity, for student scholarships.

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

 

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