September 25 Jon Larson
Ocean County Mayors Association
Dr. Jon Larson, President
Ocean County College
At our September meeting, Dr. Larson
(top) briefed the mayors on the state of the college.
"Ocean County College
is doing well," he
said, noting that OCC
maintains a "substantial reserve."
said that while enrollment had fallen by 4% this year, the decline was largely attributable to the overall economy and was not unexpected.
No major cutbacks or personnel reductions will result, he
Commenting on recent news accounts, Dr. Larson
said Keane University
had moved to address criticism from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
, which last year cited institutional problems at the university.
More recently, he
explained, Middle States had credited Keane
with the necessary improvements.
Many students now pay that much for a year or even a semester at some U.S. universities, Dr. Larson
thanked the Ocean County Freeholders for their ongoing financial support for OCC
From left to right: Mayor Vincent Barrella, Point Pleasant Beach; Mayor Emeritus Art Petracco, Bay Head; Jon Larson, President, OCC; Sandy Broughton, President, OCC Foundation; Mayor Steve Acropolis, Brick; Mayor Paul Kennedy, Ocean Gate; Mayor Emeritus Russ Corby, Pine Beach.