Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, a community college graduate, became the third president of County College of Morris (CCM) on September 1, 2016. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Indian River State College (IRSC) in Fort Pierce, FL. At IRSC, he also held the positions of Associate Dean for Developmental Education and full-time Professor of History.
His accomplishments include serving as a core member of the team that helped IRSC earn recognition by the Aspen Award Committee as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation based on exceptional student success; leading a team of faculty, administrators and staff in supporting IRSC for admission to the Achieving the Dream network; and supporting faculty in the creation of IRSC’s Institute for Academic Excellence, an innovative research and professional development center.
Dr. Iacono is committed to the mission of community colleges, their ability to provide superior educational opportunities and their unique capability to represent and transform the communities they serve. He is a firm believer in the importance of partnerships and is eager to work with individuals and organizations in Morris County, throughout New Jersey and across the nation to ensure that CCM is a recognized leader in innovation and outcomes.
A strong supporter of higher education and its power to transform lives, Dr. Iacono has served as an advisor to the United States Department of Education, the Florida Department of Education and various national think tanks and educational reform organizations. He is also one of the four founders of Florida’s Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and leadership awards and is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of leadership, educational innovation, literacy and career pathways.
Dr. Iacono is a first-generation college student, who received his Ph.D. in American History from Mississippi State University, his M.A. and B.A. in American History from the University of Central Florida, and his Associate in Arts in General Studies from Indian River Community College. IRSC was formed in 1965 when Indian River Community College and Lincoln Junior College merged.