Office of Governmental Affairs & Community Relations
The Office of Governmental Affairs & Community Relations (GACR) is the College’s primary liaison with Local, County, State, Federal, and international governments and entities. In addition, GACR interacts with officials, community leaders, stakeholders, and service/civic organizations across Monmouth County and New Jersey.
GACR supports the college community by providing legislative services and updates that affect its operations, divisions, and programs. Additionally, GACR develops and promotes community connections that enhance the College’s mission & revenue, access & affordability, and commitment to diversity & inclusion.
The Office of Governmental Affairs & Community Relations is home to the following programs and initiatives:
- Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) program
- Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
- Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship Program
- President’s Community Advisory Council
Edward Johnson, Executive Director
Michelle Stathum, Confidential Administrator
Angela Kariotis, Director of Diversity & Inclusion/CCOG
Thomas Yacullo, Confidential Associate