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Student Life

Student and Campus Life at Union County College

Meet Our Staff

Heather Keith, Director
Location: Cranford Campus, Student Development Building 1st Floor
Email: keith@ucc.edu
Education: BS Psychology, SUNY Utica/Rome; MS Professional Counseling, Monmouth University; Ed.D Educational Leadership (Anticipated conferral 2019)


Duane Reid, Associate Director
Location: Elizabeth Campus, Lessner Building 1st Floor
Email: duane.reid@ucc.edu
Education: AS Criminal Justice, Essex County College; BA Criminal Justice, Rutgers University; MPA Public Administration, Rutgers University.


Jessica Zuber, Associate Director
Location: Cranford Campus, Student Development Building 1st Floor
Email: jessica.zuber@ucc.edu
Education: AA Psychology, Union County College; BA Psychology, Kean University; MA Counseling, Kean University


Name: Cynthia M. Roman, Student Services Specialist
Location: Cranford Campus, Student Development Building 1st Floor
Email: roman@ucc.edu
Education: BA Psychology, College of St. Elizabeth; MA Counseling Psychology, College of St. Elizabeth
Cohort/Specialty designation: I enjoy assisting students in exploring and planning their transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree and reach their educational goals.


Barbara Ruggieri, MSW, LSW; Student Services Specialist
Email: barbara.ruggieri@ucc.edu
Education: BA History, Kean University; MSW Social Work, Kean University; NJ State Licensed Social Worker
Cohort/Specialty designation: As a social worker and advisor I do many things to help students overcome barriers, develop intervention strategies to increase academic success, and provide crisis intervention. I work with all students to be successful academically, socially and behaviorally in their journey through college.


Rosy Bido, Student Services Specialist
Location: Cranford Campus, Student Development Building 1st Floor
Email: rosarita.bido@ucc.edu
Education: BA Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Montclair State University; MA Educational Management, Strayer University
Cohort/Specialty designation: I oversee the NJ STARS (New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship) program. I enjoy motivating students to further their education, assisting students with planning and registering for classes, and helping them in their transition to the next chapter in their lives.


Name: Robert Devarona, Student Services Specialist
Location: Cranford, Student Development Building 1st Floor
Email: Robert.devarona@ucc.edu
Education: BA Fine Arts Theater Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University; MA Student Services Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Cohort/Specialty designation: I enjoy advising students who are new to Union County College. I like helping them find the proper resources needed to succeed.


Lester Bosea, Student Services Specialist
Location: Elizabeth Campus, Lessner Building 1st Floor
Email: lester.bosea@ucc.edu
Education: BA Psychology, Kean University and Masters in Public Administration (MPA), Kean University
Cohort/Specialty designation: Transfer Services


Cindy Lampon, Student Services Specialist
Location: Plainfield Campus, Logos Building 1st Floor
Email: Lampon@ucc.edu
Education: BA Psychology, Gordon College; MA Counseling, Montclair State University
Cohort/Specialty designation:  Allied Health majors. I enjoy advising students because each student is unique.  I like sharing resources and explaining steps so students feel more comfortable.  I enjoy guiding students on the path towards graduation.


Jasmine V. Jilus, Student Services Specialist
Location: Elizabeth Campus, Lessner Building 1st Floor
Email: jasmine.jilus@ucc.edu
Education: BA Psychology, New Jersey City University; MA Counseling Higher Education/Student Affairs, Montclair State University
Cohort/Specialty designation: Students with Disabilities, International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW). My goal is to make sure I never forget that I too was once a student and that I do my best to provide our students with the necessary tools to succeed.


Laura Latorre, J.D., Student Services Specialist
Location: Cranford/Elizabeth Campus
Email: laura.latorre@ucc.edu
Education: BS Criminal Justice, Wilmington University; JD, Delaware Law, Widener
Cohort/Specialty designation: Perkins Grant. I enjoy providing students with information and guidance designed to help them reach their educational and career goals.