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Student Affairs Deans

Dr. Sharon Audet

Dr. Sharon Audet
Executive Director, Financial Aid
Email: saudet@bergen.edu

Dr. Audet received her PhD in Education in 2010 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education. She has worked in higher education for approximately 30 years. She has always worked in financial aid: from a Financial Aid Counselor to an Assistant Director and up to her current position as Executive Director.


Dean LiguoriDenise Liguori

Dean, Student Affairs - Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center
Email: dliguori@bergen.edu

M.A., New York University,
B.S., Stockton State College;

For over 20 years, Ms. Liguori has instructed and counseled at the College. Before her appointment to dean, she served roles such as a full professor, counseling center coordinator and acting director of student life.

Ms. Liguori has publications on topics such as community college student retention, student customer service and hearing impairment. 


Dean Melendez

Nestor Melendez
Dean, Student Life and Judicial Affairs
Email: nmelendez@bergen.edu

Nestor Melendez came to Bergen Community College in 2009 and currently serves as the Dean of Student Life & Judicial Affairs. He previously served in the roles of Interim Assistant Dean and Director for Student Life & Judicial Affairs. Throughout his professional career he has also held the positions of: Assistant Dean of Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Resident Director at SUNY New Paltz, and Assistant Director of Student Activities at Salve Regina University.

Dean Melendez’ academic credentials include graduating from FDR High School, SUNY Oneonta with his B.S. in Theater/Fine Arts and his M.S. in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at St. Peter’s University.

Identity and history have played a significant role in Nestor’s development over the course of his life and he encourages all students to discover their history as they uncover the story of their lives.


Dean Migliorino-ReyesJennifer Migliorino-Reyes
Dean, Center for Student Success
Email: jreyes@bergen.edu

Dean Reyes joined Bergen Community College in 2007 as a counselor and advanced to the Director of the Career and Transfer Center. She served as Interim Dean of the Center for Student Success for two years before the permanent appointment of Dean in 2013. Dean Reyes held various other positions in counseling and administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan campus for 11 years prior to Bergen.

A graduate of Montclair State University with a bachelor's of arts degree in psychology and women's studies, Dean Reyes earned a master's degree in Individual Counseling, Educational Leadership and Human Services also from Montclair State University.