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Union County College Foundation Welcomes Four New Trustees to its Board

CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation inducted four new trustees during its June Board meeting. The trustees are F. Jim Della Sala of Summit, Qubilah Goodson of Franklin Park, Gene Janotti of Garwood, and Mary Caye McCourt of Westfield. The four new trustees all believe in the mission of the Foundation and that education is an asset that can promote economic mobility.

F. Jim Della Sala, of Summit, is the Chief Financial Officer for Wilmington Trust, a part of M&T Bank. As a community college graduate, he understands the financial impact that education can have on lower income students. When he is not at work, Mr. Della Sala spends time at St. Teresa’s Church, on the field with the Summit Soccer Club, and volunteering with the Summit Performing Arts Club.

Qubilah Goodson, of Franklin Park, is the Assistant General Counsel for Dow Jones & Company, Inc. She provides thought leadership and legal advice on a host of commercial and corporate matters to senior business leaders in the organization. She is also the law department coordinator for the legal intern program in which law students receive practical experience during law school. Ms. Goodson is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta, Trenton Alumnae Chapter, a non-profit that provides assistance to local communities. She is also a member of the New Jersey Association of Black Women Lawyers.

Gene Janotti, of Garwood, has spent more than 25 years in management at New York Tel, NYNEX, Bellcore, Verizon, and Atlantic Yellow Pages. In the past 14 years, he has led a team of 400 IT professionals at General Dynamics where they build nuclear submarines, tanks, and destroyers for the U.S. Army and Navy. Mr. Janotti also volunteers, as CEO of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and President of the Board of Trustees for the Union County Performing Arts Center. He is also a past Board member for the Trinitas Hospital Foundation.

Mary Caye McCourt of Westfield is self-employed and became interested in feeding local college students when she saw a TV segment on food insecurity. She and her husband created a fundraiser and reached out to their friends and family members for donations. To ensure the funds would assist local college students, Ms. McCourt reached out to the Foundation and made the donation to Union County College.

“The Foundation is proud to have these four community-focused individuals join our Board. With their leadership experience and the continued dedication of all our volunteers, we hope to expand the Foundation’s mission further into the local communities and continue to provide the needed support for students at Union County College,” said Doug Rouse, Foundation Executive Director.

If you are interested in learning more about how you change the lives of Union students, email Doug Rouse at douglas.rouse@ucc.edu or call (908) 709-7113. To learn more about the Union County College Foundation go to www.uccfoundation.org