CRANFORD, NJ - Susan D. Hairston of Summit was one of three individuals recently sworn in to serve on the Union County College Board of Governors. Hairston is joined by Alan M. Haveson of Watchung and Harvey R. Hirschfield of Far Hills, with all three having previously served as Trustees to the Union County College Foundation, are donors to student scholarships, and embrace the College’s mission of, “Transforming our community…one student at a time.”

Board of Trustees Chairman Victor M. Richel welcomed the three new members saying they will, “bring new energy and perspective to the College’s Board of Governors.”

Hairston brings to the Board her expertise in global foundation grant making operations and program services from her many years of service at the Ford Foundation in New York. She served as the Director of the Office of Program Operations and Services for more than four years at the Foundation, but has worked there for more than 19 years. She served as the spokesperson for external presentations on program and grant making operations. As Director, she motived an organization of 200 people with seven direct reports.

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In addition to her professional experience, Hairston is a member of the Union County College Foundation and has contributed to scholarships for Union students. She has also served on the advisory board for The Center for Effective Philanthropy. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburg and holds an MPA from Seton Hall University. In addition, she is an Ascent Fellow of the Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth University.

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