Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D. – Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Virtual Tour: Members of the Board of Trustees
2:00 – 3:20 p.m. Open Forum: Faculty
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Open Forum: Confidential, Professional, Administrators and Support Staff
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Open Forum: Students and Community Members

Dr. Friedman has worked for more than 13 years at Hudson County Community College, most recently as the executive vice president and provost/chief operating officer. His successes at Hudson include: leading an affirmation of accreditation as accreditation liaison officer; providing leadership and guidance for the president’s advisory council on diversity, equity and inclusion; launching an array of new programs in high-demand fields; and overseeing the expansion of a center for online learning as a key area for fiscal sustainability. Dr. Friedman created additional enrollment opportunities by leading the development of off-site locations, expanding early college dual enrollment programs and managing the development of Hudson’s first fully-accredited school of nursing.

He has taught at a number of public and private colleges, including Drew University, Passaic County Community College, New School University and The Art Institute of New York City. Dr. Friedman’s presentations at community college conferences have addressed topics such as student success, effective communication during an accreditation cycle and ethnographic methods in the classroom.

Dr. Friedman earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research, an M.A. in humanities and social thought from New York University and a B.A. in English from the University of Denver.