UCNJ’s Board Welcomes New Member John Toriello

Cranford, NJ – The UCNJ Union College of Union County, New Jersey Board of Governors swore in five new members this fall including Mr. John M. Toriello, of Westfield. 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.

Mr. Toriello is of counsel at the law firm Holland & Knight where he co-chairs the firm’s Insurance Industry Team in their New York City office. He represents clients in a range of insurance disputes which includes prosecution of fiduciary duty claims, fraud claims, coverage claims, and broker/intermediary errors-and- omissions claims. He will serve on the Board’s Budget & Finance and Marketing Committees. Mr. Toriello earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

“It’s wonderful that John has joined the College’s Board of Governors. His knowledge of insurance and finance is invaluable, and we are grateful that he is willing to give generously of his time for the benefit of the College. As a resident of the County, he understands and appreciates the value the College adds to the local community,” 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 and a top 150 for 2025 as designated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. To learn more, visit www.ucc.edu.