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Flora Sworn-In as New Board of Trustee Member

Todd Flora

Burlington County College (BCC) welcomed Todd Flora, the county’s new interim executive superintendent of schools, to the college’s Board of Trustees.

“Burlington County College’s Board of Trustees is comprised of many talented individuals with many diverse life and career experiences,” said George Nyikita, chair of the Board of Trustees. “We welcome Superintendent Flora to our team and look forward to his contributions that will enhance our service to students and the community.”

Since deciding to leave his Wall Street career after the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, Flora, 52, of Toms River, has had an impressive career in education gaining experience with local districts and community colleges throughout the state.

“Considering both the local districts and Burlington County College, there are some exceptional schools and educators in Burlington County,” Flora said. “I’m very excited about joining the Board of Trustees and helping to strengthen an already strong relationship between the K-12 districts and the county’s only institution of higher education.”

Flora was sworn into the board on June 17, after replacing Margaret Nicolosi who served as interim executive superintendent of schools and BCC trustee. Both positions are appointed by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, who is currently former BCC President David Hespe.

BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang welcomed Flora to the board and looked forward to the opportunity to build more bridges between high school and college.

“Burlington County College works very well with local districts to help students successfully transition to college,” Dr. Spang said. “Trustee Flora is a wonderful addition to our community. He brings a fresh perspective to Burlington County that can identify some areas in which we could work even better.”

Flora was a Wall Street broker and trader until 1993 when he changed careers after the terror attack, and the birth of his first daughter, Angelica, who is in her senior year at Rutgers University.

Flora holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pace University, and both a master’s degree in secondary education and an educational specialist degree in educational policy and law from Seton Hall University.

He has taught at Monmouth Regional and Brick Township high schools, and as an adjunct professor at Monmouth University.

He has been a school administrator with the New Jersey Department of Education for the past 11 years, serving in several capacities including interim executive county superintendent in Bergen, Passaic, Mercer and Middlesex counties.

He received the Commissioner’s Recognition Award for “going above and beyond” during Hurricane Sandy by providing assistance to students and school districts in Monmouth County.