County College of Morris Ele Officers Board of Trustees
MORRIS COUNTY – Elected officials were Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq. as president; George J. Milonas as vice president; Jack N. Frost, Esq. as treasurer; and Dr Barbara L. Hadzima as secretary.
Devanshu L. Modi, Esq. and Cathleen M. Paugh.
George E. Dredden III, Lauren C. Inganamort, Paul R. Licitra, Morris County Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools Dr Timothy J. Purnell and Dr Joseph S. Weisberg continue to serve on the board.
Advokat is a main partner of Advokat & Rosenberg, Esq. in Morristown, and a former Morris County Assistant District Attorney. Professionally, he has tried thousands of cases at all levels of the courts over his 41-year career and achieved a 95% success rate. He has classroom experience, having taught business law at Caldwell University, the American Institute of Paralegal Studies, the Assistant Attorney’s Association of New Jersey, and the New York Chiropractic College. He received his law degree from Hofstra University, his Masters of Administration scholarship from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University, and his BA from Rutgers. He has served on the Communications and Education Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and is a frequent speaker for ACCT on the topic of board ethics. Advokat has published on a number of topics, is a regular guest on the radio, and has appeared on television, most notably on the Phil Donahue Show. Advokat also sits on the executive committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and the state and federal policy committee.
Milonas is a leader in the corporate sector, with experience working with multinational companies specializing in the strategic design, implementation and oversight of global business risk management and compliance programs. He began his graduate studies at the CCM with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He holds a master’s degree in administrative science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Centenary University.
Frost is a lawyer at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He received his law degree from the Seton Hall School of Law and his BA and MA in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.
Hadzima is a retired college administrator and university assistant. She participated in the Chinese Bridge (Hanban / Confucius Institute Headquarters) delegation to Chinese universities, which focuses on school visits, cultural activities and educational workshops. She has contributed to New Jersey’s ALPHA peace / reconciliation program in China, Hong Kong and South Korea. In addition, she was sponsored by New Jersey for program studies in European concentration camps and Yad Vashem in Israel. Hadzima then helped develop the New Jersey State Curriculum Guide for teaching about the Holocaust / Genocide. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from Seton Hall University, her MA from Kean University and her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Elizabeth.
Modi is a founding member of the Morris County Law Firm in Lyon, Glassman, Leites & Modi, LLC and was recently selected by the Department of Justice’s U.S. Directors Program to serve as Deputy Administrator Chapter V under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. He is a former Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey and previously served as an investigator in the Bureau of Securities. He served on the Harding Township School Board and subsequently on the Harding Township Committee. He received his law degree from the Seton Hall School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Delaware.
Paugh began her graduate studies at CCM, which she attributes to her first professional job at Prudential Financial, which turned into a successful 34-year career. She retired from Prudential last year after having held a number of senior positions within the financial organization of Prudential, most recently as head of global reinsurance strategy. She is a sought-after advisor to boards of directors and executives in the areas of corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, capital markets, strategic planning, transaction execution. and regulatory compliance. Her involvement in the community includes serving as a board member and advisor to a non-profit organization specializing in child abuse and family services and managing various mentorship programs in start-up organizations and other non-profit groups. She received her MBA from Columbia University and her BA in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Dredden is the chief of staff to MP BettyLou DeCroce. He received his master’s degree in divinity from Drew University’s Theological School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University.
Weisberg is Emeritus Professor of Geosciences at New Jersey City University. He got his Ed.D. from Columbia University, his Masters of Science Education from Montclair State University and his Bachelor of Science Education from Jersey City State College, now the University of New Jersey City. He is the recipient of the Ronald D. Winthers Trustee Leadership Award from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges for his many years of service to the CCM as a trustee and past chairman of the board, and to the higher education community of New Jersey by writing and co-authoring. three collegial texts. Weisberg was the former mayor of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
Inganamort was Head of Global Compliance at Tiffany & Co. in Parsippany, where she was responsible for the development, execution and management of compliance programs and risk assessments. She received the Finance Achievement for Commitment to Excellence Award from the company for her exceptional dedication and service. Inganamort is a Trustee of the Chesters Education Foundation and a member of the New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholars Program Advisory Board. She is the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work on behalf of military families whose loved ones received treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She received her Masters in Engineering Management and holds two Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Dartmouth College.
Licitra is currently an Office Administrator for Senator Steven Oroho, Assembly Member Parker Space and Assembly Member Hal Wirths, and is Sergeant-at-Arms for the New Jersey Senate. He also has an extensive experience of over 45 years in the insurance industry, covering all aspects of risk management for large national and international clients. In the public sector, he was mayor of Mount Olive from 2000 to 2004 after serving eight years on city council. He received his BA from St. John’s University, where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Tobin College of Business. He has also served on the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees, responsible for examining public policy issues and recommending positions, the State and Federal Policy Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) and the Brigadier Board of Directors. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Licitra currently sits on the NJCCC State and Federal Policy Committee.