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County College of Morris Vice President Melissa Albright honored by ROI-NJ

Featured as an Influencer on ROI-NJ's Women in Business 2024 List

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) — County College of Morris (CCM) has announced that Melissa Albright, vice president of Marketing, Public Relations & Enrollment Management, has been named to ROI-NJ’s Influencers: Women in Business 2024 list.

ROI-NJ, a highly respected business publication in the state, released the list showcasing the depth of talent among female leaders in the Garden State.

“Melissa Albright is an exemplary leader who has done an exceptional job advancing the mission of the college.  Over the past few years, she has earned a national reputation for her leadership and has set the bar for other colleges and universities to reach. CCM is proud to have her as a member of its senior leadership team. Her work at the college has had a profound impact on campus and across the communities we serve,” said Dr. Anthony Iacono, President of County College of Morris.

Albright was recognized on the list for her many accomplishments as a leader in higher education at CCM and is the only community college leader highlighted. ROI-NJ specifically credited her for helping the community college to be awarded almost $3 million in grants over the past two years. She has received recognition among other organizations as well, including being named the 2023 National Rising Star by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).

Among the recent grants CCM was awarded, with the help of Albright, was the Lumina Foundation’s Million Dollar Community College Challenge grant. CCM received $100,000, which is being used towards a website redesign. Albright co-wrote the college’s submission and developed strategies for the challenge. Additionally, the college was awarded another $150,000 from the Lumina Foundation, toward environmental branding on the campus.

Most recently, her division was awarded a $2.25 million grant that is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Part A Programs – Strengthening Institutions and then received a $150,000 grant from the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education as an initiative to help students who started college but never completed their degree.

Albright had years of experience in the private sector and as a middle school teacher before joining CCM in 2020. In 2022, she became a change leader as the new Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations & Enrollment Management when the college merged the areas into one division.

Under her leadership, CCM’s fall enrollment increased by 5 percent, exceeding the average 2.5 percent increase experienced amongst community colleges nationwide. Albright prioritizes culture, collaboration and creativity to ensure her departments are serving students with excellence. She is passionate about promoting the college to the students who need CCM the most and ensuring their success.

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside the many successful and outstanding women across New Jersey. When the work you do everyday benefits people in the community, it is not work, it is a privilege and I truly love what I do. I count it a blessing to lead and work with the most creative and dedicated individuals,” said Melissa Albright, vice president of Marketing, Public Relations & Enrollment Management at CCM.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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