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Executive of the Year RCBC President Drayton Presents Annual Report to the Community

2015 Annual Report Cover

The community can relive a historic year for Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) that featured a new president who was recently named a South Jersey Biz Executive of the Year, a new identity and new path to a $30,000 degree from Rowan University.

“We have had such a momentous year that this report is essentially two in one,” RCBC President Paul Drayton said. “In addition to highlighting significant accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, there is comprehensive coverage of the beginning of our transformation into the modern community college.”

The report, “The Transformation has Begun,” covers the 2014-2015 academic year, most notably the partnership with Rowan University and the path to a university degree that will cost students around $30,000 for programs offered online or on the Mount Laurel campus. It is available at rcbc.edu/2015-annual-report.

“This historic partnership will become the national model of higher education and this report looks at how it all started, as well highlighting our new leadership team and some of our accomplishments such as ranking among the top 3 percent of community colleges in the nation for our ability to increase graduates’ earning power,” Drayton said.

“This report comes at a perfect time as we have just announced the exciting transition plan to modernize the Mount Laurel campus and are about to welcome the first Rowan University courses to Mount Laurel in January,” Drayton added.

President Drayton’s accomplishments at RCBC were recently recognized by South Jersey Biz, which named him one of 25 Executives of the Year. Rhonda Feld, Esq., a member of the RCBC Foundation, was also recognized as a shareholder and member of Sherman Silverstein’s management committee.

“President Drayton is exceeding the very high expectations we set for him,” said George Nyikita, Chair of the RCBC Board of Trustees. “His accomplishments are creating a new energy throughout the college and turning Rowan College at Burlington County into a shining example of affordable and accessible education.”

The report also includes stunning visuals from the partnership celebration, data on the college’s community engagement, the evolution of the college’s logo and an overview of major stories from the current academic year as the college implements the modernization of the Mount Laurel campus.