President's Bio

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Sue Henderson, Ph.D.

President, New Jersey City University

NJCU President Sue Henderson

Dr. Sue Henderson has served as the 12th president of New Jersey City University since August 2012. Since her arrival, she has accomplished a range of transformational initiatives. She created the NJCU School of Business and relocated it to a state-of-the-art facility in Jersey City's financial district, while hiring more than half the faculty during her tenure.  During this time, more than five new academic programs were developed as well as a new General Education program and an Honors Program. She spearheaded the implementation of a $350 million project to redevelop the institution's West Campus, to include student housing, shops, restaurants, and a pedestrian-friendly layout to aesthetically and economically revitalize the region. Dr. Henderson additionally ensured NJCU tuition and fees would remain among the lowest of all public, four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey, and implemented the NJCU Debt-Free Promise Program to make a college education accessible and affordable.

Dr. Henderson serves on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, is Chair of NCAA Division III President’s Council and Elected Vice-Chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, and is on the Committee on International Education of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.  In addition, she is Chair of the Academic Issues Committee for the New Jersey Presidents Council, and serves on the Internationalization Commission of the American Council of Education. Her term as a Commissioner for MSCHE began on January 1, 2018.

Dr. Henderson holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s and master's degrees in math education from Georgia State University. Dr. Henderson has received numerous awards for her work as an educator and administrator.