This partnership between Middlesex County and Rutgers Athletics is also intended to create new educational pathways for Middlesex College students. As the largest feeder college to Rutgers University, this arrangement will create enhanced access to Rutgers’ esteemed curricula, invaluable mentorship opportunities, and the potential for expanded shared educational programming.
The announcement was made during a press conference on Monday, July 31 at the West Hall in Middlesex College. Sharing the significance and long-term plans involving this partnership, speakers included Board of County Commissioners Director Ronald G. Rios; Middlesex County Administrator John Pulomena; Township of Edison Mayor Sam Joshi; Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs; head baseball coach Steve Owens; Rutgers and Major League Baseball alum Todd Frazier; and Middlesex College President Mark McCormick.
“Our deep relationship with Rutgers University continues to grow and strengthen with this new partnership with Rutgers Athletics,” said Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios. “The County’s strong fiscal position, coupled with the opportunity of significant State and Federal investment in the CIO Strategic Investment Plan, gives us the advantage to seize crucial opportunities like this for the benefit of our residents and partners like Rutgers University. This is just the beginning of many more transformative and innovative changes at Middlesex College and in our County.”
In addition to welcoming Rutgers Athletics as the newest partner to the County’s CIO Strategic Investment Plan, County officials also highlighted substantial enhancements to the Multipurpose Community Venue. The state-of-the-art venue will boast dedicated Rutgers amenities, including well-equipped locker rooms, air-conditioned batting and pitching tunnels, and top-tier broadcast streaming capabilities suitable for networks like the Big Ten Network, ESPN, and other national and regional broadcasters. These enhancements…