Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Angela Harrington was appointed Vice President of Communications and External Relations in June 2017. Ms. Harrington oversees communications for the Office of the President and is responsible for public relations, media relations, internal and external communications, reputation management, and maximizing the College's presence in the communities it serves across nine locations in the New York metropolitan area and online.
Ms. Harrington serves on the Berkeley College Strategic Planning Committee and co-chairs its Committee on Identity and Reputation. She also oversees Berkeley’s involvement in the Downtown Brooklyn Higher Education Consortium and other external initiatives.
Prior to joining Berkeley College in October 2013, Ms. Harrington was Chief Community Relations Officer at Bergen Community College, where she developed marketing and public relations initiatives that drove enrollment growth. Ms. Harrington’s prior experience also includes operating a marketing communications and public relations agency for 10 years. She served as a long-time consultant for the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers based at Rutgers University, and is the founder of Elizabeth Works, a program that helps underserved youth connect to job opportunities and a pathway to education and career training.
Ms. Harrington is an Emmy-Award winning journalist with experience in higher education, non-profit management, business, women’s issues, economic development and entrepreneurship. In 2007 she was honored by NJBIZ magazine as one of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Women’s Leadership Council at the Liberty Science Center, and serves on the Education Committee of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey.
Ms. Harrington earned a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Douglass College and an M.S. in Business Management and Organizational Development from Capella University. She is a Graduate Fellow of Lead NJ, whose mission is to educate, empower and engage talented leaders to create systemic change around New Jersey's most challenging issues.