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College Faculty Commemorate Dr. Mora’s 41 Years of Service


The Atlantic Cape Community College faculty honored college President Peter L. Mora for his 41 years of service to the college as a faculty member, senior administrator and president during the Nov. 17 Faculty Assembly meeting at the Mays Landing Campus. Faculty members presented Dr. Mora with a beautiful cake, created by Baking and Pastry student Lakisha Bryant of Salem. Faculty also gave Dr. Mora a framed photo of him from his teaching days at Atlantic Cape.


Dr. Peter L. Mora to Retire Dec. 31

Maria Ivette Torres, chair of Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees, announced today that Dr. Peter L. Mora will retire as president of the college later this year.

Dr. Mora, of Palermo, is Atlantic Cape’s eighth president, having assumed the role July 1, 2005. He will retire effective Dec. 31.

“The Board of Trustees commends Dr. Mora on 41 years of dedicated service,” Torres wrote in a letter today to students, faculty and staff. “His vision and passion to foster student learning by promoting access, excellence and stewardship for all programs and services have been exemplary.”Dr. Peter L. Mora

He has also served the college as provost for Cape May County, dean of continuing education and extension centers, and associate dean of economic development and continuing education. He was associate dean of academics and also taught in and chaired the college’s developmental studies division.

“Dr. Mora’s vision and commitment to our mission and our community, and his deep caring for the students, faculty, staff and administration, the members of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board have been a driving force behind the college’s success over the past 11 years,” Torres said.

“I am honored to have been part of the Atlantic Cape Community College family for the past 41 years. Over that time, I was privileged to serve on the faculty, as a senior level administrator and, for the past 11 years, as college president. I thoroughly enjoyed all of those roles,” Mora said.

“With respect to my role as college president, it is important for me to acknowledge the critical role all of the stakeholder groups that form the college community have played in working with me to create a shared vision for Atlantic Cape. Those groups are: trustees; senior staff; faculty and staff; students; the Atlantic Cape Foundation; and members of our program advisory committees. Without that shared vision, our institutional accomplishments simply would not have been possible,” Mora said. “I personally recognize the commitment, expertise and integrity of each and every one of those persons in moving the college forward. Together, we have had some extraordinary achievements at Atlantic Cape. Finally, this collaborative effort has enabled Atlantic Cape to continue to fulfill our legacy of truly serving as the ‘community’s college.’”

Dr. Mora’s legacy will include:

  • Opening the Cape May County Campus in 2005
  • Partnering with Rutgers University in the establishment of their Degree Completion Facility at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus
  • Implementation of a comprehensive Student Success Initiative, signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion
  • Creation of Blueprint 2020, a 10-year, $65-million capital improvement plan for all three campuses that led to the opening of a STEM building in 2015, expansion of the Atlantic City Campus and procurement of funds for Student Success Centers at all three campuses
  • Establishment of the Beacons By the Sea Visiting Professor series
  • Increased K-12 partnerships in Atlantic and Cape May counties
  • Oversight of the college’s first major gifts campaign, Create Opportunity, which raised more than $3.5 million for scholarships and capital improvements

“Dr. Mora will be remembered for his dedication to our students and the communities of Atlantic and Cape May counties. Throughout the course of his tenure, our three campuses have been transformed into exceptional learning environments that will prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century. Indeed, we would not be where we are today without his leadership,” Torres said.

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive, two-year college offering flexible, affordable learning for students of all ages since 1966. Atlantic Cape serves residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties at three full-service campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House.

Dr. Peter Mora to Chair Middle States Team

Atlantic Cape Community College President Peter L. Mora accepted an invitation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to chair the decennial accreditation evaluation visit to Genesee Community College in New York.

The on-site evaluation visit, which is a key component of the 10-year accreditation process for colleges, is scheduled for April 2017. This is the second time Dr. Mora has been invited by the commission to chair an evaluation team visit. He headed the team for the 10-year evaluation to Hagerstown Community College in Maryland in April 2015.Dr. Peter L. Mora

Dr. Mora is the only president in the 50-year history of Atlantic Cape Community College to have chaired a decennial accreditation team for the MSCHE.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, nongovernmental, regional membership association serving higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the commission conducts accrediting activities.

The MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.

Dr. Mora First Atlantic Cape President to Lead Middle States Review Team

Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, served as review team chairman during the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s 10-year review of Hagerstown Community College in April.

Dr. Peter L. Mora recently led a Middle State review team.

Dr. Peter L. Mora recently led a Middle State review team.

Dr. Mora is the first Atlantic Cape president to chair a Middle States accreditation team.

The team determined HCC met all 14 standards of excellence identified by the commission for reaccreditation.