Director Darlene Barber
First elected to the Commissioner Board in November of 2013, Darlene Barber was named Deputy Director in 2016 and is beginning her third term on the Board. Barber serves as Chairperson of the Cumberland County Insurance Commission and member of the County’s Finance Committee.
Barber came to the Commissioner Board after serving as CCTEC’s Superintendent. Her over 30 year education career – in several county districts – included all aspects of education from adult education teacher, school business administrator and assistant superintendent. As business administrator and superintendent, Barber was active in state organizations and worked closely with legislators to promote public education in New Jersey. At CCTEC, Barber developed a passion and commitment to technical education. Barber was an early enthusiastic supporter, and continues to be, of Cumberland County’s full time technical high school. Barber played a key role in the alliance with Rowan College of South Jersey. She is especially proud of the high school early college and the new eds to meds opportunities for Cumberland County’s children.
Barber holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Rowan University. She is also a proud graduate of Cumberland County College and was inducted into the College’s Distinguished Alumni Gallery in 1997. Her commitment to her community has included service to many professional, business, charitable and civic organizations. She has served on many permanent and ad hoc committees including the South Jersey Healthcare Advisory Committee, New Jersey Education Council, Cumberland County College Business and Industry and Strategic Planning Committees. Barber has sponsored the creation of the STRIVE Scholarship, awarded annually to one female and one male special needs student attending CCTEC.
She resides in Upper Deerfield Township with her husband George. Together they have two children and five grandchildren.