Board of Trustees

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Meet Our Board of Trustees


Joseph F. Scott

Joseph F. Scott

Board of Trustees
President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Liberty Health/Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ


Luke Visconti

Luke Visconti
Vice Chair

Founder and Chairman of DiversityInc.
West Palm Beach, FL


T. Steven Chang

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


Edward P. Fowlkes

Edward P. Fowlkes
Principal Partner, Alliance Construction Group
Jersey City, NJ


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Irene Trowell-Harris, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Maj Gen, USAF, Ret 01/20
Former Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans
Arlington, VA


James A. Jacobson

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


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Carlos Lejnieks
President and CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
Newark, N.J.


Rafael Perez



Rafael Perez, Esq.
Partner, Connell Foley LLP
Jersey City, NJ


Edward Whittaker

Edward Whittaker, Ph.D.
Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ

Student Trustees


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Thyquel Halley (Voting)
Political Science, Class of 2023

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Brianna Esteves (Non Voting)
Music Education and Sociology Major, Class of 2023

Trustee Emeritus


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John J. Moore, L.L.M.
Trustee Emeritus


Marilyn Bennett

Marilyn Bennett
Trustee Emeritus

For Board of Trustees inquiries:

Location: Hepburn Hall, Room 313
Phone: 201-200-3111
Fax: 201-200-2352
Contact name: Andrés Acebo



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