A former employee of a Richard Stockton College trustee has been named to the new position of interim associate director of the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
Janice Bond, of Egg Harbor Township, was general manager at EHT’s Galaxy Technology, owned by Stockton trustee James Yoh. Her appointment was not included with the personnel items on the Dec. 12 college board agenda, but was announced to the college community Friday in a memo from Rummy Pandit, executive director of Stockton Seaview and interim associate vice president of operations, administration and finance at Stockton.
Sharon Schulman, chief executive officer of external affairs and institutional research at Stockton, said Wednesday that because Bond’s position is on an interim basis, the board did not have to approve it. She said Bond was brought in to assist Pandit since he is now doing two jobs and Stockton’s role at Seaview is growing. Pandit’s current salary is $144,600. Bond will be paid $90,000.
The Seaview property is managed under contract with Dolce Hotels and Resorts and Troon Golf, but Schulman said the college is still active in many aspects of the operations, including the student housing there. According to the memo from Pandit, Bond will assist with operational analyses at Stockton Seaview and coordinate student-related activities between Dolce and Stockton.
Schulman said they had been recruiting Bond for the past couple of years. Bond has a bachelor’s degree in business and human resource management from Baker College and a master’s degree in banking and financial services from Boston University. She also worked as chief of staff for Galaxy Scientific Corp., where she was involved with mergers and the integration of the work force.
Yoh said Wednesday he was sorry to lose Bond and that she has been a valuable employee for the past 14 years.
“She has a great personality and will be hard to replace,” he said. “She will be an asset to the Stockton community.”
Contacted Wednesday, Anne Pomeroy, president of the Stockton Federation of Teachers, said she had wondered about the announcement Friday because she had not seen the position listed on the board agenda, but was told that was because it was an interim position.
The Stockton Board of Trustees on Dec. 12 did approve the hiring of Pandit’s son, Mikhil, to fill an open position as assistant director of student rights and responsibilities. A 2011 graduate of Rutgers Law School, he will make $52,623. He had been working as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College.
The board also approved a title change for former college Provost David Carr, who is now a full-time professor of political science at a salary of $169,363. Carr left his post as provost in 2010 to return to teaching and research. Professor Lisa Rosner was named a distinguished professor of history at a salary of $128,604.
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