New board chair strives to increase College recognition

The College named Pat Rado as the new chair of the Board of Trustees (BOT). Rado served as a trustee for the last four years and brings an energetic and inspiring view with her to the College.

“I became chair as what seemed like a natural evolution of my role in the last four years as a Trustee,” Rado said.

“To me, TCNJ is just amazing, for what it is and what it does,” Rado added.

The board is comprised of 18 members, two of which are students of the College.

Members of the Board also report on the TSC Corporation, the TCNJ Foundation and the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (ASCU).

The TSC corporation offers rental housing to eligible faculty, staff and transfer students, and the TCNJ Foundation administers gifts and trusts for the benefit of the College. ASCU is based in Trenton, and works to support public higher education in NJ colleges.

As chair, Rado is responsible for determining when public requests to speak will be honored or whether the issue may be most effectively addressed in a different manner.

Rado has many plans as chair of the board. “I hope to provide the leadership to help the College achieve its mission in support of the Higher Education in the State of New Jersey,” Rado said.

Rado believes special attention should be focused on completing the academic transformation and improving financial stability of the College. Rado also said she will work to increase the recognition of the College as a quality institution.

Prior to her work with the College, Rado served as vice president and controller of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) its parent company, Public Service Enterprise Groups Inc., PSE&G Power and PSE&G Services Corp.

Rado earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State College and an master in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in computer information systems from the University of New Haven.

Rado is a certified public accountant and has taught accounting at several colleges in Connecticut. She graduated from the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 1997.

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