Helmy, 53, was sworn in Jan. 30, following her nomination by Gov. Phil Murphy and confirmation by the state Senate.
Helmy brings a nuanced understanding of governance, compliance and ethical considerations to the board. Helmy is passionate about making a positive impact on the educational landscape, teaching at local schools and sharing her expertise in elder law and guardianships with social workers to help them secure valuable continuing education credits for licensure.
Ramapo President Cindy Jebb applauded the announcement.
“The Ramapo College board of trustees is a group of truly dedicated, thoughtful and discerning fiduciaries who embody the values that mark our institution,” she said. “I am excited to work with and learn from Trustee Helmy and know that her expertise will be a wonderful addition to the board and to the college at large.
“We all look forward to serving with her to leverage her talents in support of our students and in furtherance of our mission as New Jersey’s premier public liberal arts college.”
Helmy said she’s eager to make an impact.
“I am honored to have the responsibility to serve the Ramapo College community as a trustee, especially during this time in its demonstrated rising excellence,” she said. “As a big proponent of interdisciplinary learning and the importance of a broad holistic understanding, I am excited to contribute towards this mission.”