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Dr. Barbara Gaba becomes first woman and African-American installed as president at NJ community college

Cyril Josh Barker | 11/2/2017, 3:25 p.m.
Atlantic Cape Community College on the Jersey Shore made history with the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Barbara Gaba. ...
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Atlantic Cape Community College on the Jersey Shore made history with the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Barbara Gaba. She is the first woman and first African-American installed as president of the two-year school.

Gaba will preside over the college’s three campuses in Atlantic City, Cape May County and Mays Landing. During her speech she highlighted the role community colleges play in providing opportunity for all members of the community.

Since January, Gaba established relations with regional four-year colleges, including Rutgers University, Farleigh Dickinson University and Stockton University, a fellow anchor institution. The agreements allow students with a two-year degree from Atlantic Cape to transfer to the other institutions for completion of their bachelor’s degrees.