Ms. Custard has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from Moravian College and a Master’s of Science in Management from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, she has received a Certificate of Excellence in Non-Profit Administration, also from Thomas Edison State University.
Ms. Custard currently serves on the US Chamber of Commerce Education, Employment and Training Committee, the We Raise New Jersey Coalition, Newark S.T.E.A.M Coalition, New Jersey's STEM Pathways Network, NJDOE Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, NJBIA’s Post-Secondary Education Taskforce and is also a member of the Burlington Township School Board. She has served on the ESSA Stakeholder Focus Group and Grants Management Committee for the New Jersey Department of Education, the Business Coalition for Educational Excellence Technology Committee, the Educational Technology Training Center Directive, the Committee to Advance Professional Practice, and the New Jersey Mayoral Summit Planning Committee.
Sandra G. Strothers, Ph.D.
Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates
In her role as executive director, Dr. Strothers is responsible for all aspects of the Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates program throughout the New Jersey region. Through her leadership, she holds partner organizations accountable for reporting and program outcomes; ensuring the program conforms to the Jobs for America's Graduates national model; identifying funding sources; and developing pipelines for students from JAG programs to employment, military and post-secondary education.
Dr. Strothers’ previous experience includes 16 years with the New Jersey Department of Education and ten years in higher education. She has logged a total of more than two decades in volunteer, community and non-profit service, including three years as the state director of the 'Jobs for New Jersey Graduates' program when it was run by the State Department of Education.
Mr. Frater is a Trenton native and received a Bachelor’s degree in business management from The College of New Jersey in 2015. While at TCNJ, he started a mentoring program called the Urban Students Bridge to Success. The program mentored over 150 high school students in its 5 years of operation. Many of these students have gone off to attend prestigious institutions of higher education such as Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and The College of New Jersey.
Mr. Frater is currently an MBA student at The College of New Jersey specializing in Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership.