PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers head women’s tennis coach Ben Bucca has been appointed to the Saint Peter’s University Hospital Board of Trustees, the Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen announced.
Bucca will join a Board of 26 members comprising business and community leaders from the Greater Metropolitan area. Other appointees include John Papa, treasurer for Johnson & Johnson, Peter Conhenny, retired CEO of MBNA bank, Clifford Holland, Worldwide President of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Peter Connolly, Worldwide President of Tommy Hilfiger, Inc.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital serves the healthcare needs of the residents of Middlesex, Union, Somerset and Mercer Counties. With more 3,000 employees and gross revenues exceeding $300,000,000, the hospital is recognized as a premier academic hospital, with state of the art facilities, providing healthcare in a community oriented, atmosphere.
“I am thrilled and honored that Bishop Paul Bootkoski saw fit to entrust me with the serious responsibility of Board Trustee for one of the outstanding New Jersey hospitals,” said Bucca. “To me, it is the culmination of my many years of community involvement in New Brunswick. I hope that in a small way my appointment will promote an even closer relationship than the one that already exists between Rutgers University and the hospital.”
Bucca is in his first season as head coach for the Rutgers women’s tennis team, after serving for nine years as an assistant under Marian Rosenwasser. Recently, Bucca was appointed to serve as a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA Legislative Issues Committee. ITA, the governing body of collegiate tennis, works closely with the NCAA on several issues dealing with tennis in all its divisions.
Rutgers begins its 2004 season next Friday, Feb. 6, when it travels to Lehigh.