Governance

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the College’s governing body. The Board oversees all policy matters of the College, including the approval of degree programs and standards, and budget recommendations to the state treasurer.

Members are appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to six-year terms. In addition, two student representatives, a voting member and an alternate, are elected by the Board of Trustees. View current trustees.

Academic Council
The Academic Council is designed to promote and maintain the quality of the College’s academic offerings and to facilitate the work of the College in achieving its mission and goals. The Academic Council has been delegated authority to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on matters concerning the academic policies and programs of the College.

In meeting this obligation, the Academic Council is responsible for making recommendations concerning the nature of degrees, academic program structure, content for general education standards, guidelines for areas of study, concentrations and specializations, distance learning, academic integrity, the evaluation of courses, student learning, methods of earning credit and issues related to academic standing.

The Academic Council consists of members representing two- and four-year public and private higher education institutions in New Jersey and its surrounding region, educational organizations from the noncollegiate sector, Thomas Edison State College students and members of the academic leadership.

Council President
John Mellon, EdD, School of Business and Technology, Thomas Edison State College

Immediate Past President
Sister Ellen Dauwer, PhD, School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State College

Ex Officio
William J. Seaton, Vice President and Provost, Thomas Edison State College

Council Secretary
Kathleen A. Melilli, Associate Provost, Thomas Edison State College

Linda Bucher, PhD, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, Thomas Edison State College

Nicholas DiCicco, EdD, Learning Outcomes and Assessment

J. Wade Farrior, PhD, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences, Thomas Edison State College

Gloria B. Frederick, PhD, John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies, Thomas Edison State College

Mark S. Kassop, PhD, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences, Thomas Edison State College

Kenneth Levitt, PhD, School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State College

Joseph Linskey, EdD, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences, Thomas Edison State College

Cynthia MacMillan, Director of Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation, Thomas Edison State College

Winston Maddox, MA, School of Applied Science and Management, Thomas Edison State College

Filomela A. Marshall, RN, EdD, Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, Thomas Edison State College

Vacant, Thomas Edison State College Student Representative

P. Henry van Zyl, D. Ed., Interim Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences, Thomas Edison State College

David Weischadle, EdD, School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State College

Michael Williams, PhD, Dean, School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State College

Joseph Youngblood II, PhD, Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies, Thomas Edison State College