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Three join Cumberland County College Board of Trustees

Friday, November 16, 2018

Yolanda Garcia Balicki of Millville, Priscilla Ocasio-Jimenez of Vineland, and Leslie White-Coursey of Atlantic City, are the newest members of Cumberland County College’s Board of Trustees, after being sworn in during the board’s annual reorganization meeting on November 15. Michelle D. Brown of Millville, a current member of the college’s Board of Trustees, was reappointed for a 4-year term.

Balicki, Brown and Ocasio-Jimenez were each appointed college trustees by the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Yolanda Garcia Balicki brings years of experience in government service. An associate attorney with the law firm of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman since 2017, she represents immigrants in their pursuit of lawful permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. She also has experience as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and in serving the New Jersey State Parole Board for 33 years. Balicki earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School, Camden.

Priscilla Ocasio-Jimenez has served as the principal of Pittsgrove Township Middle School since 2006. She joined the Pittsgrove Township school district in 2001 as a Spanish teacher in grades 6-8, after teaching Spanish in the Vineland Public Schools system. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from Stockton University, and then obtained a Spanish teaching certification. Ocasio-Jimenez holds two master’s degrees, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Wilmington University. Her involvement in professional and civic organizations has been diverse and extensive.

Leslie White-Coursey, Cumberland County’s Superintendent of Schools, has extensive experience in education, including teaching and administrative roles in Atlantic City’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex, Brighton Avenue School, Sovereign Avenue School, and Chelsea Heights School. White-Coursey was appointed to the trustee board of Atlantic Cape Community College by Gov. Christie in October 2017. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Rutgers University’s School of Business, and holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Walden University.