First Woman and African American President Inaugurated at Atlantic Cape

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The inauguration for Dr. Barbara Gaba, the ninth president of Atlantic Cape Community College, was held on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the college’s Walter Edge Theater.

Gaba is the first woman and African American president in the college’s history.

Dr. Gaba, a New York City native, received a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Stony Brook University. She then earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. – both in educational psychology – at Rutgers University and Bayero University, respectively.

"Dr. Gaba is going to bring in alot of experience not only with diversity but I think in putting the college in touch with academic careers in a lot of our industries locally," said freeholder Frank Formica.

Prior to becoming president of Atlantic Cape Community College, Dr. Gaba was the Dean of Academic and Student Support Services at Camden County College.

After that, she became the Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union County College. She has also served as Associate Director of the Office of Board Affairs and Government Relations at the NJ Department of Higher Education.

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