In this episode of the podcast, Morris Sussex Sports interviews Dr. Tony Iacono, president of County College of Morris. MSS covers sports for 40 high schools in Morris, Sussex and parts of Warren counties. Many of those students will be heading off to college so we took the opportunity to interview Dr. Iacono to help students and families get an intimate look behind the scenes at the community college resource in our backyard.
This is a fascinating look at the history of the school and the value prop County College of Morris provides young people in our community, adult students and what they are doing for local businesses in northern New Jersey. If college is in the future for you or your son or daughter, you must listen to this interview.
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Dr. Iacono’s Bio
Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, a community college graduate, became the third president of County College of Morris (CCM) on September 1, 2016. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Indian River State College (IRSC) in Fort Pierce, FL, where he served as a core member of the team that helped IRSC earn recognition by the Aspen Award Committee as one of the top three community colleges in the nation. He began his career in education as a professor of History.
Dr. Iacono is committed to the mission of community colleges and the ability of community colleges to provide superior educational opportunities. He is also a firm believer that great community colleges are those which strengthen the local economy by helping retain existing businesses and attracting new companies by training a skilled workforce.
Dr. Iacono chairs the Board of Directors for the Picatinny Innovation Center, serves on the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Board and has participanted in Leadership Morris. He also serves on various state committees and is eager to work with individuals and organizations in Morris County, throughout New Jersey and across the nation to ensure that CCM is a recognized leader in innovation and outcomes.
A strong supporter of higher education and its power to transform lives, Dr. Iacono has served as an advisor to the United States Department of Education, the Florida Department of Education and various national think tanks and educational reform organizations. He is also one of the four founders of Florida’s Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators.
Dr. Iacono is a first-generation college student who received his Ph.D. in American History from Mississippi State University, his M.A. and B.A. in American History from the University of Central Florida, and his Associate in Arts in General Studies from Indian River Community College.