UCNJ’s Board Welcomes New Member John Richel

Cranford, NJ – The UCNJ Union College of Union County, New Jersey Board of Governors swore in five new members this fall including Mr. John Richel, of Berkeley Heights. At a joint meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel welcomed the new members to the meeting and initiated their swearing in.

John Richel, who is a principal at Richel Commercial Brokerage LLC, is also a member of the College’s Foundation Board and serves as Chair of the Foundation’s Golf Committee. Mr. Richel is a licensed real estate salesperson with vast experience in property management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Theater from Villanova University. Given his professional experience, Mr. Richel will serve on the Board’s Buildings & Grounds and Marketing Committees.

“We are thrilled to welcome this strong group of new board members to the UCNJ Board of Governors. John’s vast professional experience and expertise as a business owner and former COO of a major real estate management company will be of great use and benefit to the College. We are fortunate that he is expanding his commitment to UCNJ beyond his membership on the College’s Foundation Board,” stated Chairman Richel.

UCNJ is a public, comprehensive community college that provides quality, affordable, accessible educational programs to the greater Union County region. It is the first of New Jersey’s 18 two-year colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College offers a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities. UCNJ provides many experiential learning opportunities such as access to a Bloomberg Business Center, Innovation Center, and Student Research hub. Additionally, students at UCNJ attend one of the top 25 community colleges in the country for 2023 as designated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. To learn more, visit www.ucc.edu.