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Paramus Campus

64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

In the heart of Bergen County’s business and shopping community, the Paramus campus of Berkeley College gives students a rare opportunity—the close, personal attention of a small college in a convenient, corporate location that’s accessible to major highways, public transportation, and just a short distance from Manhattan.

The College is also only minutes from great restaurants, beautiful parks, and world-class shopping. A range of student-centered programs, activities, clubs, and services enhance the student experience.

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Campus Directions

From Southern Bergen County: Take Route 17 North to Paramus. Take the Midland Avenue/River Edge Exit and bear right. At the second traffic light turn right into Berkeley College parking lot.

From Northern Bergen County: Take Route 17 South to the Midland Avenue Exit. At the first light turn left and cross over Route 17; bear right to follow Midland Avenue. At the second light, turn right into Berkeley College parking lot.

From George Washington Bridge: Take Route 4 West to Route 17 North. Exit at Midland Avenue/River Edge. Proceed as above.

From Rockland County: Take New York State Thruway to Garden State Parkway South. Take Exit 165 Ridgewood Avenue/Ridgewood/Oradell. Continue straight to follow From Road (pass Garden State Parkway South Exit on left and Paramus Park Mall on right.) Stay on From Road. At first light, turn left onto Midland Avenue. Make the first immediate right into Berkeley College parking lot.

From Newark: Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 163/Route 17 North/Paramus. Exit ramp is on the right lane. Merge onto Route 17 North. Take Midland Avenue/River Edge Exit. Proceed as above.

From Orange County: Take New York State Thruway to Exit 15. Follow signs for Route 17 South/New Jersey to Paramus. Exit at Midland Avenue. Proceed as above.

From Morris County: Take I-287 North to Exit 59/Route 208 South/Franklin Lakes. Merge onto Route 208 South. Turn slight left onto Broadway. Broadway becomes Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 East to Route 17 North/Mahwah Exit. Merge onto Route 17 North. Take Midland Avenue/River Edge Exit. Proceed as above.

From Lincoln Tunnel: Take I-495 West to Route 3 West to Route 17 North to Paramus. Follow Route 17 North directions above.

Campus Operating Officer

Berkeley College Campus Operating Officers (COOs) at the New Jersey and New York campuses and Berkeley College Online® have a variety of responsibilities that include overseeing day-to-day operations, finances, student and staff retention, space management, community outreach, and monitoring training and professional development programs.

At each campus, there are always new challenges and new opportunities. Though the needs vary, the COOs all agree that they love mentoring, coaching, and discovering the potential in their students.


Spotlight On: LaTysha “Ty” Gaines, Campus Operating Officer for Paramus and Woodland Park

LaTysha “Ty” Gaines, Campus Operating Officer at the Woodland Park and Paramus campuses, expresses the importance of empowering students and associates to accomplish their goals. “Tools to success are unique to each individual and at Berkeley College, we work diligently to understand and empower each individual’s goals and customize the tools required to ensure they meet their goals.”

picture of latysha gainesWhat kinds of skills have you learned or developed since coming to Berkeley College?

I have learned and enhanced a great number of skills since joining Berkeley College. A very important skill that has been enhanced is collaborative leadership and solution-focused thinking. Focusing on feasible options of what “can be done” to assist our students to accomplish their goal of graduation is the common theme all associates share. We work collaboratively and intentionally to ensure that we empower and assist each student with their academic goals. Innovative and strategic planning have been key tools utilized to cultivate and achieve our student-centered goals.

What excites you about your job?

Student growth and elevation excite me! It is refreshing and exciting to see students accomplish their goals. Moreover, the opportunity to witness the fruits of their labor, to walk across the graduation stage is priceless. Graduation is one of the best days of the year!

What or who inspires you? Who are your role models or mentors?

My inspiration are the students! The opportunity to work with such a diverse student population brings me great joy. I’m dedicated to their success and their growth. It is my goal that each student encounter is positive, educational, and empowering. Additionally, the dedication of other associates on the campuses also inspires me to work at my highest and best. My mother and my grandmothers are my true role models. They have instilled key characteristics which have and continue to impact successes in my life. These characteristics include integrity, kindness, solution-based thinking instead of problem-driven focus, and the importance of effective communication. It is vital that we model appropriate engagement and communication for our students. These skills will assist in their success at Berkeley and beyond. Each student we meet should view us as role models and mentors.

What sort of career obstacles have you faced, and how did you overcome them?

There is much that goes into the job of a Campus Operating Officer. It is inspiring and wonderful while it is demanding and complex. Like many in leadership positions, you must face adversity and learn how to overcome it. I practice learning from obstacles rather than dwelling on what is beyond my control. Challenges will always be there in work and in life, it’s about how one perseveres through making fair and logical choices or decisions. The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect example of a large obstacle, and I overcame it by staying positive, focused on my purpose and priorities, resulting in learning new ways to adapt.

What advice do you have for prospective students/current students/graduates?

Rita Zahara has a quote that resonates with me daily and I would love to encourage others with this quote as well; “Don't ever let anyone turn your sky into a ceiling.” You can do and be anything that you want to be. Never allow anyone to place limits on you. Everything you need to be great is already in your hands.

Contact LaTysha Gaines at 973-368-9857 or Latysha-Gaines@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Facility Rentals

Strategically located in the business and shopping hub of Bergen County, Berkeley College in Paramus offers classrooms and fully equipped computer labs for rent. Media equipment is available and there’s ample on-site parking. The spaces are ideal for meetings, training, and other gatherings. Inquire about your rental request as early as possible to ensure availability. We’ll be happy to help in any way possible to make your event a success.

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Empowering lives for 90 years!