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Passaic County Community College Vice President
Receives Statewide Leadership Award  


Pictured, from left: Dr. Aaron Fichtner, President, New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC); Chair Helen Albright; Dr. Jacqueline Kineavy, former NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli; and Passaic County Community College President Dr. Steven Rose.
Posted December 18, 2018

Dr. Jacqueline Kineavy, Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Passaic County Community College, has received the Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli Community College Leadership Award, presented to senior community college leaders in recognition of their leadership efforts that have significantly contributed to New Jersey’s community colleges.

The award, named in honor of Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli, a former President of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC), was presented to Dr. Kineavy by the NJCCC last month as part of the Vision 2028 Leadership Summit in Trenton.

“Dr. Kineavy has provided outstanding leadership at PCCC and at the State level for almost 30 years,” said Dr. Steven Rose, president of PCCC.  “Tens of thousands of students have benefited from her dedication and innovation.”

Dr. Kineavy has served as PCCC’s chief academic officer for the past 22 years and has provided leadership for almost every statewide academic initiative for the past two decades. She has mentored nearly every academic officer at New Jersey’s community colleges through the years.

Recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as an expert on academic assessment, Dr. Kineavy has provided guidance to many of New Jersey community colleges through the years to help them through the accreditation process.

Depicting a glass acorn atop a metal base, the award was designed and created through a partnership between Salem Community College and Camden County College. Salem Community College has one of the most innovative glass programs in the country and Camden County College has been a leader in New Jersey in training and educating students to work in the metal fabrication and advanced manufacturing industries.

The award embodies the commitment of New Jersey’s community colleges to creativity, knowledge, innovation, and collaboration.

Congratulations, Dr. Kineavy,
on this well-deserved honor.