Legislator-in-Residence is designed to bring New Jersey lawmakers to Stockton programs to engage with the students and faculty and to share their experiences as legislators. By bringing their first-hand stories of the legislative process into the classroom, the legislators will provide additional insight to the subjects of the normal curriculum. At the same time legislators will benefit from engaging with students and faculty on the issues that affect their life in the academic community.
|Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (D) was the Hughes Center’s first Legislator-in-Residence. The Camden County representative visited during the fall of 2011. The Camden County legislator is from the 6th District. He chaired the Assembly Budget Committee at the time of the program. He became the Assembly Majority Leader in January 2012.|
|Senator Chris Connors (R) served as Stockton’s Legislator-in-Residence in the spring 2012 semester. He represents the 9th District, which now includes Galloway Township. With Barnegat Bay and coastal issues important to his district, Senator Connors met with Stockton marine science faculty and staff during his visit. He is a graduate of Stockton College.|
|New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D) spent two days on the Stockton Campus as Legislator-in-Residence during the fall 2012 semester. Speaker Oliver, an Essex County legislator, spoke in multiple classes, and met with faculty and staff to discuss social services, nursing, and community engagement. She also toured the Stockton Polling Institute.|