Union County News

Union County College Hires New Dean

7774c7eaf440141cc45d_UCCDean.jpg
Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev Union County College’s new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors. Credits: ucc.edu
7774c7eaf440141cc45d_UCCDean.jpg

CRANFORD – Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev joins Union County College’s administration as the new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors. Dr. Polnariev brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to Union, having previously served as an academic administrator, researcher, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors, Dr. Polnariev will be responsible for coordinating articulation agreements with other institutions and coordinating educational initiatives and events. He will oversee the development of new courses and the production of the College’s academic catalog. As the Dean of American Honors, he will oversee all aspects of the program, from curriculum development to enrollment. He will ensure that a student-centered approach is taken towards all academic initiatives.

Prior to his arrival at Union, Dr. Polnariev served at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, NY, for almost five years as the Administrative Executive Officer for Academic Affairs. In this position, he coordinated and guided more than two dozen discipline-based faculty teams from nine departments to improve majors. He partnered with division liaisons to develop, manage, and present outcomes-focused strategic plans, goals, activities, and budgets. He served as the divisional liaison for all electronic student communications and he assisted faculty program directors from eight departments to overhaul their new Academic Affairs website.

Dr. Polnariev also served as an adjunct instructor at Wagner College, the College of Staten Island, and Hunter College. For more information about Union County College, please visit www.ucc.edu.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

June 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ — Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday in a chain-reaction crash. 

Students were on board at the time, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. One driver and two students had minor injuries, Matos said.   

According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ...

Construction Update on Vauxhall Ave. Bridge, Chestnut St. Bridge and Morris Avenue Work

June 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – A CodeRed alert about road construction, the resulting congestion, and what can be expected, was sent to residents Tuesday morning.

The message said the work on these state roads is being performed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  The message outlined the following work scheduled for June and July:

The Vauxhall Bridge over Route 22.  Work ...

Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County, Sunday, July 8

June 22, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this summer. The first performance will be presented on Sunday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New jersey will present an hour long performance of “Powerful Trouble,” a stirring ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, June 25, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

Tue, June 26, 6:30 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Memoir Writing Class at Millburn Library in June ...

Arts & Entertainment