New SOCCCD chancellor named

Matt Garvey


     The Board of Trustees elected Gary Poertner as the new Chancellor of South Orange Community College District on Oct. 26. 


     Poertner’s term will begin Dec. 1, 2010.  Poertner was formerly Deputy Chancellor for the district.  He held the post for 11 years. 


     In a written statement Poertner said,”I appreciate the confidence the Board of Trustees has shown in my abilities to lead this organization with two excellent colleges. I have prepared for over forty years to assume this responsibility and I am anxious to begin the challenge.” 

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