POSITION -- Since 1992, President of the Hudson County Community College (New Jersey). With campuses in Jersey City and Union City, the HCCC student body reflects the diversity of the urban population it serves. More than 80% of the students are minority coming from over 100 countries and speaking more than 50 languages. During Gabert's tenure enrollments have tripled to more than 9,000.
PREVIOUS -- Dean for Planning and Human Resources, Johnson County Community College (Kansas); Assistant to the President, Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois); Lecturer, Loyola University of Chicago (Illinois).
AFFILIATIONS -- Executive Committee, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Board Directors, Journal Square Restoration Corporations; Member, Hudson County Overall Development Council; Executive Committee, New Jersey Presidents Council; Past Chair, New Jersey Council of County College Presidents; Member, NJCCC Facilities Committee; Member, Board of Directors, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU); Member, Diversity Commission of the American Association of Community Colleges.
EDUCATION -- Ph.D., Educational Foundations, Loyola University of Chicago; M.B.A., Human Resources Management, Rockhurst University (Missouri); M.A., History, University of Notre Dame (Indiana); B.A., Political Science, Benedictine University (Illinois).
OTHER -- 2013 Distinguished Service Award, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County; 2012 Legends Award, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce; 2007 Educator of the Year, Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce; 2006 Community Service Award, Jersey City Daybreak Rotary Club; 2003 Shirley B. Gordon Award, Phi Theta Kappa; 2000, Walter Head Foundation Award, Jersey City Rotary Club. 2006, HCCC designated a "leading" urban community college by MetLife Foundation; 2010 and 2012 College awarded Good Neighbor Awards by New Jersey Business and Industry Association for innovative inner city campus development projects; 2012 Diversity Award conferred on College by ACCT.