Dr. L. Diane
Campbell, dean for Student and Academic Services at Mercer County
Community College, has been appointed to serve on the Trenton Board
of Education, Mayor Douglas H. Palmer announced on Nov. 2.
A lifelong resident
of Trenton, Campbell has more than 30 years of experience in higher
education. At Mercer she has served as dean and assistant dean in
Student Services, The Virtual Campus, the Liberal Arts Division,
and Student Development. Previously she was director of Career Services,
Cooperative Education and Placement Services. Throughout her career
she has taught psychology classes.
In her acceptance
remarks Dr. Campbell said, "I propose a public information
campaign and I am asking my friends of the clergy to help. It is
simple to just give positive messages to any child that you meet.
Ask them how they are doing in school, offer to get them help if
they need it, tell them they deserve to do well because they are
so smart, and let them know you and a lot of other people love them.
If all of you will join me in doing this part, we can begin to lay
the foundation for positive change in the education system of Trenton."
President Thomas N. Wilfrid said, Like the members of the
MCCC Board of Trustees, the unpaid members of a local school board
of education share great responsibility for the quality and efficiency
of the school system for which they are legally responsible. Dr.
Campbells extensive professional experience at MCCC and her
record of service to the Trenton community should serve her well
in this important new role.
is a member of the Commission on Higher Education and chairs the
New Jersey Virtual Community College Consortium. She is president
elect of the New Jersey Deans of Students and has been a member
of many professional organizations. She earned her Ed.D. from Rutgers
University, her M.Ed. from Trenton State College, and her B.S. from
Morgan State University. She has been a featured speaker at numerous
conferences and the author of several articles, and has received
many awards for her community service work.