BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees welcomed new member Howard J. Opdyke of Milford at its meeting held on February 22.
Opdyke was appointed to the RVCC Board by the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners
Opdyke serves as Owner and President of several companies in the construction industry, including H.J. Opdyke Lumber Company, Inc; Lehigh Structural Components, LLC; and Central States Millwork. He previously served on the Board of Directors of LMC, a building materials co-op.
Opdyke has held leadership positions with a number of community organizations, including serving as former Fire Chief of the Frenchtown Fire Department and as former Captain and EMT of the Frenchtown Rescue Squad. He also has volunteered with the Delaware Valley Regional High School Board of Education, the Frenchtown Borough Council, and Hunterdon County Polytech.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Otterbein University.
Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.
The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.