Board of Trustees

  • NJCU Board of Trustees - Members

    Working within the general policies and guidelines set by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, the NJCU Board of Trustees controls and manages the affairs and conduct of the University, including its properties and funds. As stewards of the public’s interests and needs regarding higher education, the NJCU Board is responsible for executing the University’s mission and establishing the policies necessary to fulfill this mission.

    Rafael Perez, Esq., Chair
    Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP
    Morristown, New Jersey

    Marilyn Williams Bennett
    Executive Director (Retired)
    Horizon Health Center
    Jersey City, New Jersey

    Cynthia Maner Campbell, Esq.
    Jersey City, New Jersey

    T. Steven Chang
    Professor, Long Island University
    CW Post Campus
    College of Management
    Brookville, New York

    Henry A. Coleman, Ph.D.
    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, New Jersey

    Edward P. Fowlkes
    Principle Partner
    Alliance Construction Group
    Jersey City, New Jersey

    James A. Jacobson
    Vice-Chairman and Managing Director (Retired)
    Spear, Leeds and Kellogg Specialist, LLC
    New York, New York

    Vij Pawar, Esq.
    Pawar, Gilgallon & Rudy, LLC
    Morristown, New Jersey

    Carlos Rendo, Esq.
    Mulkay and Rendo, Attorneys at Law
    North Bergen, New Jersey

    Owen Ryan, C.P.A.
    CEO - Advisory Services
    Deloitte & Services, LP
    Parsippany, New Jersey

    Joseph F. Scott
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Liberty Health / Jersey City Medical Center
    Jersey City, New Jersey

    Edward Whittaker, Ph.D.
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Hoboken, New Jersey

    John J. Moore, L.L.M., Emeritus
    Barry, McTiernan & Moore
    Jersey City, New Jersey 

    For Board of Trustees inquiries, please see contact information below:

    Location: Hepburn Hall, Room 313
    Phone: (201) 200-3111
    Fax: (201) 200-2352
    Contact name: Virginia Melendez