(Courtesy of Touro College) Eight-term former U.S. Congressman Steven Rothman of Englewood has joined the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Professional Advisory Board. The appointment was announced today by Dr. Steven Huberman, dean and professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work.
“We are thrilled to have this remarkable individual, who has an outstanding record in leadership and public service, joining us in our important work,” said Huberman. “Our MSW program offers in-depth training in clinical social work, with a strong emphasis on underserved populations in the New York/New Jersey area. Congressman Rothman, who has a lifetime of experience as a lawyer, mayor, judge and United States Congressman, will be very helpful to us in affecting change and improving people’s quality of life.”
Headquartered in New York City, Touro College and University System is a private university with branches throughout the United States and other countries.
“Steve Rothman’s experience comes from serving the highly diverse population of New Jersey in many challenging but highly successful roles,” Huberman continued. “He is a perfect fit for us because Touro students hail from all over the world and from all walks of life in the pursuit of a common goal: to get the best education possible, pursue a rewarding professional career and to do so in an environment that respects and supports their background and beliefs. We can definitely use his many decades of knowledge and experience.”
Rothman represented New Jersey’s former ninth congressional district from 1997 to 2013. He was a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which allocates all of the funds in the federal budget. Prior to his election to U.S. Congress, Rothman also served as the duly elected Bergen County New Jersey Surrogate Court Judge and the mayor of the city of Englewood, New Jersey.
“As one who spent 25 years as an elected public official in both local and national roles and 40 years as an attorney, I am honored to use my experience to help Dean Huberman and the Touro Graduate School of Social Work. I look forward to working with students and faculty to identify needs and solutions and to help them become agents of change who will address key problems affecting our community,” said Rothman.