Meola named executive director of institutional advancement at CCM

Kelly Meola has been named executive director of institutional advancement at the County College of Morris, the school announced.

Meola, employed by CCM for seven years, was previously the college’s director of institutional grants and government affairs coordinator. In this new role, Meola will continue overseeing these areas and the CCM Foundation. The foundation works with donors to provide scholarships for students, invest in capital projects and generate resources to support the college’s mission.

Prior to CCM, Meola developed an extensive background in international relations and government affairs and has cultivated strong relationships in Washington, D.C.

CCM President Anthony Iacono applauded the promotion.

“We are pleased Kelly has accepted this position,” he said. “She has played an integral role in securing substantial grant funding for the college, which has a direct impact on our students and the community at large. We look forward to all she will accomplish in this role.”

CCM, a nationally ranked community college, has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in the past few years, including recent funding to launch programs supporting critical employment needs and development of new partnerships that extend throughout the state and nation. One of CCM’s biggest successes has been the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, known across the nation as an educational model for preparing and connecting students to careers in manufacturing.

CCM offers more than 100 programs and is rated the best in New Jersey for transfer students. CCM provides over 165 transfer agreements for students seeking to attend a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree after earning their associate degree.