HCCC names Joseph Caniglia as new executive director of their Union City campus


Hudson County Community College has named Joseph Caniglia as the new executive director of their North Hudson campus in Union City.

Hudson County Community College North Hudson Campus Executive Director Joseph Caniglia. Photo courtesy of HCCC.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Professor Caniglia has served the College for many years in multiple capacities. We are confident that he will continue his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the growth of the North Hudson Campus in service to the residents of Union City and other communities in Hudson County,” HCCC President Christopher Reber said in a statement.

Nearly 3,000 students pursue studies at the HCCC North Hudson Campus each semester.

In addition to classrooms with SMART-boards and Wi-Fi, the seven-story, nearly 100,000 square-foot building at 4800 John F. Kennedy Boulevard houses a fully operational Library and Bookstore; an enrollment center with enrollment services, bursar, financial aid, testing and assessment, and academic advisement – among other things.

Additionally, a glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge connects the building to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Bergenline Avenue Transit Center.

Caniglia’s 25 years of experience as an educator includes service as a public-school teacher and administrator, professor of english and developmental education, interim associate dean for the college’s english, and english as a second language division.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercy College-Pace University, a Master of Science degree in Education and Reading from New Paltz University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Administration from Grambling State University, where he is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration.

“I believe passionately in education’s transformational impact. As the new Executive Director of the College’s North Hudson Campus, I will collaborate with staff and all members of the North Hudson and Journal Square campuses to support and encourage students to excel in their academic and personal careers,” Caniglia said.

Furthermore, the HCCC North Hudson Campus offers 19 degree programs on site that can be completed from start to finish.