Academic Affairs Updates from the Office of the Provost Part IV: New and Continuing Roles and Responsibilities in Academic Units

March 3, 2023
Donna Breault MLK2023-6990

Dear Members of the NJCU Community:

This week and next, I will continue providing a series of updates regarding changes in Academic Affairs. These changes respond to our fiscal crisis and position us to focus more clearly upon our mission as a minority-serving institution committed to supporting our unique student population.

These changes reflect a reduction in administrative layers and renewed focus on student success and retention.

If you missed the previous announcements, they can be found on our new Academic Affairs Communications webpage.

Previous updates included:

Today's update will outline new and continuing roles and responsibilities in our academic units.

As we have seen changes in academic affairs, some people have stepped into roles with expanded responsibilities. Others continue to do the amazing work they were doing prior to the organizational changes in the division being implemented.

In some cases, expanded roles are temporary as we address the financial constraints of FY23. For example, we previously had five individuals supporting Global Initiatives. Currently, Craig Katz has absorbed that work. We will be seeking individuals to support these efforts, including those who will be training as Designated School Officials (DSO).  

I sincerely appreciate how each of the following colleagues have stepped up to support our efforts.


Donna Adair Breault, Ph.D.
Acting Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
New Jersey City University

Office and Position Individual Responsible
Executive Director of Grants and Sponsored Research Dr. John Grew
Director of International Programs & PDSO Craig Katz
Assistant Director, Online Learning Jennifer Fox
Director of the Lee Hagan Center Bernadette Schery
Directors of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Dr. Cora Lagos
Dr. David Blackmore
Director of the Honor’s Program Dr. Esther Nir
Director of General Education Dr. Scott O’Connor
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Dr. Yufeng Wei
Interim Director, University Advising Center Lorena Laverde
Registrar Navin Saiboo
Director, Pre-College Evelyn Ortega
Director, Youth Corps Nikketta Pressley-Walsh
TRiO Learning Community Maria Rolon
Director of OSP Sabrina Magliulo
Director of Ascend Dominique Smith