BRANCHBURG – Caren Bateman, sister of state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16th) and daughter of the late Sen. Raymond H. Bateman, has been appointed to the Raritan Valley Community College’s board of trustees by Gov. Chris Christie.

Caren Bateman

Caren Bateman, of Readington Township in Hunterdon County, was welcomed at the board’s meeting on Tuesday.

“We welcome Caren Bateman to the RVCC board of trustees as she carries the legacy of her late father, Senator Raymond H. Bateman, and his many decades of service to the college,” college President Michael J. McDonough said. “Caren brings to the board a deep sense of commitment to the success of RVCC and its students, as well as a great understanding of the college and its important role in the community.”

Raymond Bateman first joined the then-Somerset County College’s trustees board in 1978, and served on the board for 26 years.

Caren Bateman is the Ka├žak Bahis owner of the Somerville-based Shoebox Computer Services, Inc., which specializes in QuickBooks accounting and bookkeeping services, according to a news release. In the early 1980s, she worked in the federal government in the office of then Vice President George H. W. Bush. She also has been employed by Ortho Pharmaceutical in Raritan.

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Caren Bateman is a former board member of the American Cancer Society and is past president of Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, where she also served on the board of trustees. She was a Girl Scout leader for 13 years in Hunterdon County.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the University of Vermont.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road and serves Somerset and Hunterdon counties.


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