President's Welcome

Welcome to Atlantic Cape Community College!

Dr. Barbara Gaba headshot

I am pleased and honored to serve as the ninth president in the college’s 51-year history. As president, my time and energy is devoted to achieving Atlantic Cape’s vision of fulfilling regional educational needs, strengthening our community’s economy, and partnering with K-12 and other higher education institutions to create seamless educational pathways and to maximize student success.

At Atlantic Cape, we work hard to ensure that our students reach their goals. After graduating, our students go on to join the workforce well-prepared and highly qualified with degrees and certificates that are keys to success. Our graduates also transfer to four-year colleges and universities to bring their educational goals to completion. Our partnerships with Rutgers University, Stockton University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University and transfer agreements with over 30 colleges and universities nationwide make transferring from Atlantic Cape easier than ever.

Atlantic Cape is committed to helping students’ realize their academic potential by offering a variety of academic programs to meet every student’s needs. Let our Academy of Culinary Arts help you explore your passion for working with food, or explore one of our physical and biological science courses. Our students discover that the College’s laboratories are fully equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. We are also as accessible as ever with online courses and more than a dozen online degree programs, making Atlantic Cape a competitive option in our globalized world. In addition to our degree programs, I encourage you to explore the College's Continuing Education department, offering a wide array of non-credit workshops, seminars, and career training programs.

Student life at Atlantic Cape is vibrant and progressive. We have Student Centers at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus and the Cape May County Campus and a Student Center building at the Mays Landing Campus. These Centers provide valuable programming and resources for students to establish meaningful goals. We also offer athletic activities, including our renowned Archery team, and over 25 clubs.

We have achieved a great deal in the last 51 years, and we will continue improving our educational offerings and support services. Our greatest strengths are our students, faculty, and staff. Working together, we fulfill our mission of creating opportunity and providing access to excellent programs and services that successfully meet students’ educational goals. Everyone at Atlantic Cape is excited to be a part of an institution that provides educational opportunities and support services that prepare students to improve their personal quality of life and to succeed in the 21st century.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to bring to my attention, please email me at

Dr. Barbara Gaba, President