RANDOLPH, NJ — Two members of the Board of Trustees at County College of Morris (CCM) have been appointed to serve on committees for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist with supporting the governing boards of community colleges.

ACCT supports community college boards in their efforts to govern and develop policies that focus on meeting community needs. The ACCT Board of Directors is informed by five committees: the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CommitteeFinance and Audit CommitteeGovernance and Bylaws CommitteeMember Communications and Education Committee, and Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. The ACCT chair appoints committee members.

CCM Trustee Vice Chair Jeffery Advokat, of Denville, has been appointed to the ACCT Communications and Education Committee. That committee is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to strengthen the organization’s links with members, identifying issues that require member input, and evaluating and making recommendations to strengthen ACCT education programs. Most recently, he was a member of the ACCT Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. That committee is charged with reviewing public policy issues and recommending positions. He previously has served on the ACCT Governance and Bylaws Committee, which reviews resolutions related to the governance of ACCT, and amendments to the bylaws and board policies. Advokat also has been interviewed by and served as a speaker for ACCT on the topic of board ethics.

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Advokat is a senior partner of Advokat & Rosenberg Esqs. in Morristown and a former Morris County assistant prosecutor. He has served on the Executive Board of the Pingry School PSPA in Short Hills and has experience in the classroom having taught business law at Caldwell College. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University, his master’s fellowship in government from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University and his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers.

CCM Trustee Treasure Paul R. Licitra, of Flanders, immediate past chair of the CCM Board of Trustees, has been appointed to serve on the ACCT Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. That committee is charged with reviewing public policy issues and recommending positions.

Licitra currently is office administrator for Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, and the Sergeant of Arms for the New Jersey Senate.  He also possesses extensive experience in insurance spanning more than 45 years and covering all aspects of risk management for large domestic and international clients. In the public sector, he was mayor of Mount Olive from 2000-04, after serving eight years on the Township Council. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, where he also taught as an adjunct professor in the Tobin College of Business.

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