Lawrence A. Nespoli, D.Ed., is President of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, the statewide coordinating and advocacy organization for New Jersey's community colleges. He also teaches in Rowan University's Doctorate Program in Community College Leadership. Dr. Nespoli previously served in a number of campus and state-level positions in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He has published extensively in the area of college finance and legislative trends and serves on the editorial board of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. He also serves in numerous national community college leadership positions including the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, and the College Board's Community College Advisory Panel. Dr. Nespoli is a frequent presenter at national, regional, and state conferences.
Dr. Nespoli holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, a master's degree from Catholic University, and a doctorate from Penn State.