Dianne D. Veilleux, who had been assistant superintendent for seven years, has taken charge as superintendent of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS).
She succeeds Brian J. Loughlin, who retired Sept. 1 after 40 years with the district and seven as superintendent.
The Board of Education voted in May to appoint Veilleux after a subcommittee interviewed 10 candidates for the position, narrowing the choice to three finalists, according to a statement prepared by the school district.
“It’s an honor,” Veilleux said in the statement. “I have a lot of pride in our district and I’m optimistic about the future. We have an impressive staff who are skilled, hard-working and dedicated. I know we are going to do great things.”
Veilleux, who has worked her entire career in the district, is a graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers University. She is a resident of Belmar.
She started her career as a school social worker and has been assistant principal of the East Brunswick Campus, district substance abuse awareness coordinator, district supervisor of special education and principal of the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge.
“I am confident that Dianne and her team will continue the stellar tradition of the MCVTS, preparing our students to succeed in college and in their careers,” Loughlin said in the statement. “I am honored to have been able to serve the people of Middlesex County for so long.”
Brian Bilal, formerly principal of the School of Career Development on the MCVTS Piscataway Campus, has been named assistant superintendent.
More information is available at www.mcvts.net.