JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU) President Sue Henderson, Ph.D. has been named to the 2022 ROI Influencers Power List for Higher Education by ROI-NJ, a statewide leading business publication. It is the fourth consecutive year NJCU’s chief executive has been recognized by ROI-NJ, which debuted its Higher Education Power List in 2019.
Dr. Henderson is the 12th president in NJCU’s history — a role she assumed in August 2012 when she became the first female president in the institution’s now more than 90-year history — and is currently in her 10th academic year leading the institution in 2021-22.
The annual listing by ROI-NJ, emphasizes the state’s education leaders based on relevant criteria each year. With higher education more important than ever as the world develops the next generation of business leaders and employees in a post-pandemic world, the ROI-NJ Influencers list looks at the contributions that higher education leaders have made in the last year.
Dr. Henderson is lauded for her work in cultivating global partnerships with NJCU — which includes its letter of intent signing in November, 2021, between the university and the Port of Ashdod in Israel, working with Choose New Jersey — the transformation of its West Campus and development of University Place, and the opening of its new location, NJCU @ Fort Monmouth in Summer 2021.
Last year, Dr. Henderson was celebrated for the launch of The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Studies in November, 2020, and the continued development of the cutting-edge Center for Music, Dance and Theater (CMDT) — both of whom will be named in honor of Frank J. Guarini, the former congressman, philanthropist and real estate developer, whose generous $10 million gift in Spring 2020 has helped accelerate the progress of both projects.
Created by Prospect Publishing Group and led by longtime industry leaders Tom Bergeron and Tom Hughes; ROI-NJ delivers real-time news and features that provide New Jersey’s diverse business community with a Return On Information, while creating dynamic engagements among influencers.
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 30 graduate or three doctoral programs, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.
We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.
At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.
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