Meet The Director

Paul Silberquit

Mr. Paul Silberquit is originally from White Plains, New York. Paul graduated from Woodlands High School and SUNY College at Cortland (currently known as Cortland State) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science and a minor in Business Management. Paul began his career in higher education at Westchester Community College (NY) as a Senior Technical Assistant managing open computer labs for student use. A year after beginning at WCC, Paul began his teaching career as an adjunct at WCC, first teaching developmental mathematics courses that expanded to college level mathematics and computer science courses. Before leaving WCC, Paul was advanced to the Administrative Assistant of I.T. in the Financial Aid Office responsible for processing and transmitting student aid data between WCC and NY State and federal aid agencies; he also achieved the adjunct teaching rank of Senior Adjunct Professor and was awarded Adjunct of theYear.

During his tenure at WCC, Paul continued his education at Pace University where he earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Paul’s academic career continued at Norwalk Community College (CT) as a full‐time professor teaching Computer Science and Information Technology courses. While at NCC, Paul achieved the rank of Associate Professor, and he was the Program Coordinator for the Information Technology degrees and certificates. Paul and his family relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina region where he further continued his higher education career as the Executive Director for the Information Systems Division. Paul later returned to Connecticut as the Academic Division Director for the Engineering and Applied Technologies Division at Gateway Community College (CT). Mr. Silberquit is currently the Dean for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Ocean County College (NJ).

Mr. Silberquit is a U.S. Army veteran and retiree with 24 years of continued reserve service serving in both the U.S. Army Reserve and NY Army National Guard. Mr. Silberquit achieved the rank of Major and he fulfilled assignments of increasing responsibility as both a Signal Officer (12 years) and Civil Affairs Officer (12 years). Major Silberquit’s deployments included Bosnia‐Herzegovina as a Civil Affairs Telecommunication Specialist and Kosovo as the Economics Development Team Chief.