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Woodland Park Campus

44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424

In a wooded setting on a lush mountaintop adjacent to parklands and a reservoir, the Woodland Park campus is an idyllic environment for the college experience. Beautiful architecture combines with modern technology in a setting that is conveniently located in the suburbs of New York City. Ample parking is available and major highways are easily accessible. Security services include on-campus security personnel and 24/7 monitoring.

The dramatic Renaissance Hall is the centerpiece of the campus, with facilities and features that enhance the educational experience:

  • A multi-level library offers wireless networking and flexible, functional spaces that include group and individual study areas, PCs, and a modular lounge area—all with access to printers and a wide range of virtual resources. The lower level houses the print collection, as well as additional study areas, a look-up station, and a printer
  • An expansive Student Center, with a pool table and more
  • An on-site café offering a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • A fitness center, with a variety of cardio and strength training equipment, exercise mats, and more. Lockers are located just outside and showers are available across the hall
  • Modern, versatile classrooms with ergonomic seating, computer labs, conference rooms, and small group meeting rooms
  • The Center for Academic Success offers a wide range of support resources and services, including workshops to strengthen study and time-management skills. Tutoring is available online and on-site
  • A Veterans Resource Center that provides extensive support resources and services for Berkeley’s many military students

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Campus Directions

From Garden State Parkway North: Exit 153B to Route 3 West, which will merge with Route 46 West. Take the Great Notch-Cedar Grove Exit. At the stop sign make a right turn onto Rifle Camp Road, and the College entrance is approximately 2-1/2 miles on your left.

From Garden State Parkway South: Exit 159 to Interstate 80 West. Take to Exit 56/Squirrelwood Road. At the stop sign turn left onto Squirrelwood Road and cross over Interstate 80. Proceed past the Lukoil Gas Station, and the College entrance is 3/10 of a mile on your right.

From Route 46 West: Take to Great Notch/Cedar Grove Exit. Proceed as above.

From Route 46 East: Take to Great Notch/Little Falls Exit. At the stop sign turn left and go over over Route 46. The College entrance is approximately 2 1/2 miles on your left.

From Interstate 80 East: Take to Exit 56A, which is Squirrelwood Road. Proceed past the Lukoil Gas Station, and the College entrance is 3/10 of a mile on your right.

From Interstate 80 West: Take to Exit 56, which is Squirrelwood Road. At the stop sign, turn left onto Squirrelwood Road and cross over Interstate 80. Proceed past the Lukoil Gas Station, and the College entrance is 3/10 of a mile on your right.

From New Jersey Turnpike North: Take to Exit 11 to Garden State Parkway North. Continue to Exit 155P, which is Route 19 North. Follow to Interstate 80 West. Proceed as 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

Berkeley College’s newly renovated Woodland Park campus offers beautiful, convenient rental facilities for meetings, training, and a wide variety of corporate and social functions. Small and large conference rooms, classrooms, fully equipped computer labs, and multipurpose rooms are available, along with customized media equipment and catering services. 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!