Press Releases

Union County College Hires New Dean

Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu is the new Dean of the Plainfield Campus and Allied Health for Union County College

CRANFORD – Dr. Victoria C. Ukachukwu joins Union County College (UCC)’s administration as the new Dean of the Plainfield Campus and Allied Health. She brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to UCC, having previously served as an academic administrator and researcher.

In this new role, Dr. Ukachukwu will oversee all operations of the campus, and will provide leadership for faculty and staff in teaching, curriculum revision and development, technology, and assessment. She will also participate in the planning, execution, and measurement of student outcomes, manage the administrative affairs of the Academic Division, and promote diversity and value a culture of respect among faculty and staff.

Previously, Dr. Ukachukwu served as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Director of Health Sciences at Caldwell University. In this role, she provided leadership for the development and administration of academic programs, services, policies, procedures, and personnel. 

Sign Up for E-News

Dr. Ukachukwu developed and administered academic partnerships with various health professional schools. She negotiated five new health professions affiliation agreements and managed existing agreements. She served as Chair to the Health Professions Committee in which she assisted with the review of student application packets and scheduled the interviews for the professional school applicants. Dr. Ukachukwu was the pre-health advisor for more than 100 pre-health students, and established and served as the advisor to the Health Professions Club.

Prior to her time at Caldwell, Dr. Ukachukwu served as Vice Dean for University College of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. During her tenure, enrollment increased from 2,700 to 3,500 non-traditional students and she oversaw a $1 million dollar budget. Dr. Ukachukwu also supervised faculty committees on academic policy, honors and scholarship, and academic standing for students.

Dr. Ukachukwu, for many years taught chemistry at Caldwell University, Union County College, Rutgers University, and Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

For more information about Union County College, go to

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Don "Skip" Browne of Scotch Plains to be Honored at Making Our City Bloom Gala

March 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Don “Skip” Browne of Scotch Plains will receive the Joan D. Murray Volunteerism Award at Greater Newark Conservancy’s “Making Our City Bloom Gala” on May 10th at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville.

As a volunteer, Browne has mentored the homeless, veterans returning from service, and high school students. After retiring from the banking ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality


Tue, March 27, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Intergenerational Holocaust Event at Temple ...