Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees


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
Partner, Connell Foley LLP
Jersey City, NJ
Owen Ryan, C.P.A., Vice Chair
President & CEO,
AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.
East Rutherford, NJ
Marilyn Williams Bennett
Executive Director (Retired), Horizon Health Center
Jersey City, NJ
  T. Steven Chang
Professor, Long Island University
CW Post Campus, College of Management
Brookville, NY
Henry A. Coleman, Ph.D.
Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Edward P. Fowlkes
Principal Partner, Alliance Construction Group
Jersey City, NJ
James A. Jacobson
Vice Chairman and Managing Director (Retired)
Spear, Leeds and Kellogg Specialist, LLC
New York, NY
Vij Pawar, Esq.
Pawar, Gilgallon & Rudy, LLC
Morristown, NJ
  Carlos Rendo, Esq.
Mulkay and Rendo, Attorneys at Law
North Bergen, NJ
Joseph F. Scott
President and Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Health/Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Edward Whittaker, Ph.D.
Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
  John J. Moore, L.L.M., Emeritus
Barry, McTiernan & Moore
Jersey City, NJ


For Board of Trustees inquiries:

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

View our upcoming list of meetings.