Clara Dasher


President of the Essex County College Board of Trustees, longtime active member of the Newark Teacher’s Union. Teacher from 1959-1973. President of the NJ A Philip Randolph Institute. Served on the Governor’s Commission on Public Responsibility for Educational Success and the state Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission. Also on the board of trustees of the North Jersey Community Union and the Urban League. Received the 1988 Governor’s Award for Labor Person the Year.

The Essex County College Student Center is named after her. Photo from Star Ledger Feb 9, 1986

On left: Verona Cedar Grove Times Dec 9, 1993


Cummings, Charles F. “Tales of men and women who made a real difference in their community” Star Ledger Feb 27, 1997

Clara E. Dasher Student Center

Barbara J Kukla Papers (photo), Newark Library

“Clara E Dasher, 65, Essex College Exec” Star Ledger Nov 14, 1995