Speaker Oliver, Assemblyman Wolfe Named Stockton Legislators-in-Residence
Galloway Township, NJ- New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assemblyman David W. Wolfe will serve as Legislators-in-Residence at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey during the 2012-13 academic year, Stockton President Herman Saatkamp announced today.
Speaker Oliver, an Essex County Democrat, will visit the Stockton campus and meet with students, faculty, and staff to share insights about state government on Oct. 16 and 17. Assemblyman Wolfe, an Ocean County Republican, will be scheduled to participate during the spring semester.
The Legislator-in-Residence program is sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. It brings New Jersey lawmakers to the Stockton campus to interact with faculty, students, and staff, and to encourage civic and political engagement.
“The College community is pleased to have legislators of such stature participate in our program,” Dr. Saatkamp said.
“Speaker Oliver is a notable figure as well as a vibrant leader in New Jersey. Her involvement with Stockton provides a tremendous learning opportunity for our students and a valuable professional experience for our faculty and staff,” the President said.
The program exposes Stockton students to real-world experience in public policy and issues of importance to New Jersey, said Daniel J. Douglas, Director of the Hughes Center.
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