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MCCC's Vice President Jacob Eapen Receives
New Jersey Technology Council CFO of the Year Award

6/22/12

West Windsor, NJ: Mercer County Community College’s Vice President of Administration and Chief Business Officer Jacob Eapen was among three winners of the New Jersey Technology Council’s (NJTC) CFO of the Year award.  He was presented with the award at a reception on June 8 at Forsgate Country Club.  Each year the NJTC recognizes the accomplishments of financial executives throughout New Jersey.

Serving MCCC since 2006, Mr. Eapen is responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Facilities and College Safety, Purchasing, the Conference Center and Dining Services, and WWFM:The Classical Network.

Mr. Eapen previously served in public sector management as assistant commissioner for finance, administration, and information technology at the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services.  He also served as business administrator for the City of Trenton, and as director of the Office of Management and Budget for the City of Newark.
According to MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue, “Jacob Eapen is a valued advisor who anticipates and identifies critical issues, and develops strategies and solutions.  He led a comprehensive facilities master planning process resulting in a 20-year vision for new construction and renovation.”

Mr. Eapen has managed the college’s capital budget projects and consistently receives the maximum available funds for community college Chapter 12 projects.  He is the leader of MCCC’s renewable energy program, including the planned development of a solar field which will potentially save up to one million a year in energy costs, while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. He also spearheaded the analysis of college computing needs and established a process to identify a new college ERP system, now in its installation phase.

Mr. Eapen earned his MBA at Rutgers University and holds an MSW (Administration) from Washington University, St. Louis, and a BSBA from Roosevelt University, Chicago.