Board Member Bios

Board Member Bios

The Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall planning and policymaking for the College.

 

 

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2017. A resident of Readington, Bateman is the owner of Shoebox Computer Services, Inc. of Somerville.

Roger R. Locandro
Vice Chair (Hunterdon)
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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2018. A resident of Stockton, Locandro and his wife Holly own and operate a construction company, Roger Locandro Jr., Inc.; Pun’kin Hollow Farms; and Energy Smarts Mechanical.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2011. A resident of Watchung, Zaikov has 15 years of experience as a marketing, advertising and sales executive.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2021. A resident of Clinton Township, Borkowski currently works at Amboy Bank providing wealth advisory services.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2020. A resident of Branchburg, Christodoulou has owned and operated various businesses in diverse industry sectors. 

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 1986 and also served as Chairman from 2013-2015 and from 2008-2011. Hirsch was instrumental in the establishment of the College’s Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Hirsch, a resident of Bridgewater, is an M.D. practicing at BioSport Orthopedics in Bridgewater.  

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2014. A resident of Gladstone, Howes is a Partner with Howes & Howes Attorneys at Law in Raritan.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2019. A resident of Phillipsburg, Jinks served as a principal and superintendent in Warren and Hunterdon County schools and is now the Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools for Somerset County. 

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2021. A resident of Bridgewater, Makhija currently works as a Chief Digital Strategist at Gestalt Inc., a company that specializes in digital talent transformation.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2022. A resident of Milford, Opdyke serves as owner and president of several companies in the construction industry, including H.J. Opdyke Lumber Company, Inc; Lehigh Structural Components, LLC ; and Central States Millwork.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2021. A resident of Somerville, Sullivan is a developmental psychologist by training and Professor Emeritus of Nursing and Behavioral Health at Rutgers University.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2019. A resident of Warren, Swanicke is a full professor at Middlesex County College who also has taught at the elementary and junior high levels.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2014. A resident of Piscataway, Torres is the Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools, Hunterdon County.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2020. A resident of Somerville, Von Schilling is an English Professor at Northampton Community College, where he also serves as Humanities Faculty Coordinator and Supervisor of the Liberal Arts Program.

Preston Clawson
Preston Clawson
Alumni Representative

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