Career Educator, North Bergen Commissioner Gargiulo Appointed HCCC Trustee

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Gargiulo was welcomed by the Board at its regular meeting held on April 12.  He succeeds Adamarys Galvin, who joined the board in October 2019.

“On behalf of the entire College community, it is a great pleasure to welcome our newest Trustee, Frank J. Gargiulo,” said HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber. “Commissioner Gargiulo brings extraordinary education and public service leadership to the College. He will serve on the Board’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Welcome, Trustee Gargiulo!”

President Reber thanked Galvin for her service: “Adamarys Galvin brought the knowledge and skills she developed during her distinguished career in Bilingual and ESL education to her tenure at the College. We are grateful for her dedication and contributions.”

Gargiulo served one term in the New Jersey Assembly in the 1980s, one of few Republicans to serve the County at the state level in Trenton.

Gargiulo’s career as an educator stretches for more than forty years.   He was the principal and football coach at the now-defunct, St. Joseph High School in West New York.   Between 1990 and 2019 he was Superintendent of the Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST).  HCST High Tech and County Prep High Schools opened during his tenure, as did HCST Explore 2000 Middle School, the first vocational middle school in the entire State of New Jersey.

In 2018, the sparkling new, High Tech High School campus in Secaucus, relocated from Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, was named in his honor.