Essex County College’s Grand Opening of West Essex Campus

Essex County College’s West Essex campus wrote a new chapter in its 55 years of service to the community when it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 29, 2023. Heavy rain could not dampen the enthusiasm inside the new West Caldwell campus building (730 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell).

“Today is a joyous day,” declared Dr. Elvy Vieira,dean of Community, Continuing Education, Workforce Development & West Essex Campus, as she welcomed the more than 200 guests who filled the campus’ multipurpose room. Guests included First Lady Tammy and Gov. Phil Murphy, and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr..

“We have solidified our One College, Two Great Campuses vision. Today also marks the official kickoff of our 55 Years of Service to the Community,” stated ECC’s President Boakye. “This new, state-of-the-art campus is our fulfillment of our vision of transforming lives,” he added. Registration information is available at or by calling 973-877-4477.