Nassau Community College has announced that Edward Powers has been reappointed to its board of trustees. Powers, whose term now extends until 2021, was appointed by Nassau County.
A lifelong resident of New Hyde Park, Powers currently serves as the director of emergency management for the Town of Hempstead. He has had a distinguished career in the private sector, working in the mutual fund industry and has been a member of the New Hyde Park Fire Department for 35 years.
Powers is a graduate of Nassau Community College.
“It has been my honor to serve Nassau Community College as a trustee these past three years and I look forward to lending my passion and support to the college as it moves forward in its mission to educate and train our students for a four-year degree, or for the workforce, and to ensure that NCC’s legacy of excellent educational and workforce development opportunities continues for future generations to come,” he said.
Powers went on to graduate from Adelphi University with a degree in business administration and communications.
“Edward Powers has brought his enthusiasm and knowledge as an NCC graduate to his work on the board of trustees. His emergency services background, and his record of accomplishments, place him in a unique position to help Nassau Community College continuously face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” noted NCC President Dr. W. Hubert Keen.
Powers has received numerous certifications and credentials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Emergency Management Institute, among other organizations. He has served on the New York State Division for Women-Nassau County Advisory Council as well as the Nassau County Youth Board and is a member of the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.