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New RCBC Board trustee is a public defender and pastor

Board Solicitor William Burns swears in Dorion B. Morgan to the college's Board of Trustees.

The Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) Board of Trustees welcomed new Trustee Dorion B. Morgan at its meeting on Thursday, March 29.

Morgan, who operates his own law office, has served as the Burlington Township Municipal Public Defender since 2003. He is also the founder and senior pastor of the Restoration Station Christian Fellowship – a non-denominational multicultural Christian church that strives to positively impact the community through service and outreach.

“Mr. Morgan is a true leader who makes a difference in his community,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs. “I was privileged to serve as an RCBC trustee and know what an extraordinarily rewarding experience it was. Students in Burlington County will benefit from Mr. Morgan’s service.”

Morgan holds a juris doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden. He has focused his practice on municipal court matters, real estate, criminal, landlord/tenant and adoptions.

“As a lifelong Burlington County resident, Rowan College at Burlington County holds a special spot in my heart. My wife, Joy, served as an adjunct math professor for many years and I have fond memories of enjoying the college’s rich cultural offerings throughout my life,” Morgan said. “RCBC has certainly made some enormous strides in becoming the state’s top-ranked and fastest-growing community college and I thank the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders for this wonderful opportunity to serve students and our communities.”

RCBC has achieved three consecutive semesters of enrollment growth since it transitioned to the Mount Laurel Campus and became the first community college in the region to offer junior-year courses as part of the 3+1 program. 3+1 allows students to complete 75 percent of their work toward a Rowan University bachelor’s degree at RCBC, which has lowered the total cost of a bachelor’s degree to less than $30,000.

“Our trustees bring a broad and varied experience to our board, which gives us good insight into our communities and what we need to do to improve our programs,” Board Chair George Nyikita said. “We welcome Trustee Morgan and look forward to his contributions as we continue to make high-quality education affordable to everyone in our community.”

Pictured: Rowan College at Burlington County Board Solicitor William Burns swears in Dorion B. Morgan to the college's Board of Trustees at the March 29 meeting.