The Burlington County College board of trustees announced Thursday that it has appointed Paul Drayton Jr. president of the school.BCC provost Dr. David Spang served as interim president since former president David C. Hespe departed from the position. Spang, who will continue in his position as provost, was also promoted to senior vice president, focusing on developing the school’s five-year academic strategic plan.
Prior to BCC, Drayton served as a Burlington County administrator since 2010.
“The entire county has benefitted from Mr. Drayton’s leadership,” Mary Ann O’Brien, Burlington County freeholder director, said in a prepared statement. “Beyond cutting costs and finding innovative ways to do more with less; he has overseen the implementation of the county-wide single stream recycling program, and the development of a nationally recognized Municipal Parks Development Program used to fund the creation of local parks, sports fields, trails, and other recreational facilities. He has also led the effort to increase community outreach to extend services across our diverse population, including the restructuring of our approach to homelessness to more rapidly transition individuals out of motels and into permanent homes, the streamlining of our Senior Legal Services program and the creation a permanent home at Smithville Park for the County’s Underground Railroad Museum.”
Prior to serving the county, he was director of special projects at Temple University.
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