Anthony Iacono

2020-21 Aspen New Presidents Fellow
Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, a community college graduate, became the third president of County College of Morris on September 1, 2016. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president of academic affairs at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he served as a core member of the team that helped IRSC earn recognition by the Aspen Institute as one of the top five community colleges in the nation. He began his career in education as a professor of history.

Committed to the mission of community colleges and their ability to provide superior and equitable educational opportunities and transformational life experiences, Dr. Iacono is also a firm believer that great community colleges are those that strengthen the local economy by helping retain existing businesses and attracting new companies by developing an educated workforce. Dr. Iacono serves on the New Jersey Council of County Colleges Workforce Committee, the New Jersey Presidents’ Council Transfer Committee, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and various other local and state committees.

A strong supporter of higher education and its power to transform lives, Dr. Iacono has served as an advisor to the United States Department of Education, the Florida Department of Education, and various national think tanks and educational reform organizations. He is also one of the four founders of Florida’s Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators.

Dr. Iacono is a first-generation college student who received his Ph.D. in American history from Mississippi State University, his M.A. and B.A. in American history from the University of Central Florida, and his associate of arts in general studies from Indian River Community College. He resides in Flanders, New Jersey, with his wife and children.