Gov. Chris Christie today appointed George E. Dredden III of Parsippany to a five-year term of the Board of Trustees of Morris County Community College.
Dredden is the chief of staff for Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R-26) and formerly served in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Dredden said he is honored and excited about the appointment, which fulfills one of his public service goals.
“I have been and remain a big supporter of community colleges because I believe they create opportunities for people of all backgrounds to further their education and to acquire skills that lead to better jobs and better lives for them and their families,” said Dredden. “I am very proud to be able to make a contribution to Morris County Community College — which is one of the best community colleges in the nation and its success shows the incredible impact that well run, local, affordable colleges can have on people’s lives.”
DeCroce said she is pleased about Dredden’s appointment.
“In choosing George to serve on the MCC board, the governor chose a person of outstanding character with an incredible work ethic, who really cares about the community. The governor could not have made a better choice,” said the assemblywoman.
Dredden worked as manager of Community Resources for Prudential Insurance Co., in Newark and as Program Officer for the Prudential Foundation. He developed the Prudential Young Entrepreneurs Program, which melded entrepreneurs, small business incubators and corporate loan funding and extensive professional mentorship into a single entity.
Dredden served as Chief of Staff and Deputy County Administrator for the County of Essex. Previously, he served as Regional Manager for Kaiser Permanente HMO in Washington D.C.
He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in political science from John Hopkins University. He is working toward a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Drew University in Madison.
Dredden is a Eucharistic Minister and Lay Reader, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Mountain Lakes. He is married and has two children.