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Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College

Michael Ein

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College President Peter Mora has agreed not to accept a raise for the third year in a row.

A resolution read by trustee Eric Reynolds and approved Tuesday night by the college’s Board of Trustees said that the Board Presidential Evaluation Committee found Mora’s overall performance during the 2011-12 year to be excellent.

But, the resolution states, prevailing economic conditions in the state and region has led to uncertainty regarding future funding and the need to carefully address all expenditures. Both the Evaluation Committee and Mora agreed that it is in the best economic interests of the college to make no change to his compensation for the 2012-13 academic year, it concludes.

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Mora earns $179,571 plus benefits. He gets the same benefit package as other college employees, and the board contributes 10 percent of his salary to his pension. He has a car allowance.

Mora’s last raise, 4 percent awarded in May 2010 for the 2009-10 school year, was criticized by some county officials.

Trustee Donald Parker said Mora was setting a standard for the state that should be recognized.

“His evaluations are about as high as can be achieved,” Parker said.

Trustee David Evans, who chaired the evaluation committee, said Mora excelled in all five areas evaluated, including leadership, team building, communication, finance and technology.

Three new goals set for 2012-13 include taking leadership roles as chairman of the N.J. Council of County Colleges, in the college’s major gifts and fundraising campaign, and as part of the core team for the college’s student success project to help more students graduate.

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