Tribute to Lieutenant Gov. Sheila Oliver from Interim President Andrés Acebo

August 2, 2023

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU) joins the entire State of New Jersey in mourning the sudden and tragic passing of trailblazing New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver on August 1, 2023.

New Jersey City University Interim President
Andrés Acebo joined leaders from across the state in paying tribute to Lieutenant Gov. Oliver. His tribute was also published alongside other leaders in the New Jersey Globe.

President Acebo issued the following statement:

“Few can shape history with grace and the genuine servant leadership to leave things better than they found them. Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver was a kind and fierce advocate whose example is worthy of emulation by everyone with a heart and mind dedicated to service and community. She made us better.

She was a trailblazer who pulled her community forward along with her.

On our beautifully diverse and vibrant campus the power of her example and legacy will continue to illuminate the path for the tens of thousands that will follow her because of what she so compassionately championed.”

About NJCU:
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of our students, our city, our communities, and our state. We are a game-changing force for our students and have been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation improving their upward economic mobility. Whether enrolled in one of our undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs at our three locations, NJCU students have access to an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty. This prepares them to go on to become the next generation of workers and leaders who improve their communities and the State of New Jersey.

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