New Trustee Named to RVCC Board

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees welcomed new member Dr. Zenon Christodoulou at its meeting held Tuesday, December 22. The Branchburg resident was appointed to the RVCC Board by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Dr. Christodoulou has owned and operated various businesses in diverse industry sectors, including a management consulting business where he has successfully implemented growth strategies, inter-organizational development, innovation strategies, family business successions and cultural transformations for numerous organizations. He also serves on the NJ Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, helping to secure NJ’s communities and improve inter-organizational dialogue. In 2013 Dr. Christodoulou spearheaded a successful effort to create the nation’s first comprehensive educational guide that details the historical relationship between Greek Christians and Greek Jews, with particular focus on World War II and the Holocaust.

Dr. Christodoulou is actively involved with the Greek-American community. He is the founding chair of the NJ Hellenic-American Heritage Commission, which is the first Hellenic Commission in the United States designed to act as a liaison between government agencies and the Greek-American community. Additionally, he is the global chair of the Hellenic and Cypriot Affairs Committee of the Order of AHEPA, the largest philanthropic Greek organization in the world. In 2016 he was inducted as an Archon of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle. The global organization is dedicated to protecting the Sacred See of St. Andrew the Apostle, promoting the Orthodox Christian faith and defending inalienable human rights and freedoms around the world. He has been a regular contributor on various radio talk shows, such as WMTR’s and WDHA’s “Ask the Experts,” and has written extensively for statewide and national publications, including The Hill.

Dr. Christodoulou received a Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers College, where he was part of the honors program in economics; a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with national honors from Fordham University; and doctorate in organizational behavior from Pace
University, where he was a member of the international honor society in economics. An adjunct professor for almost 20 years, he has taught a wide range of courses including Organization Theory; Business, Government and Society; Business Strategy; Ethics; Leadership; Innovation; and Finance.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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December 23, 2020

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