Message From The President

Message From The President

sue henderson
Built on a foundation of more than 85 years of tradition and success in educating the students of Hudson County and the state, New Jersey City University (NJCU) is poised for tremendous growth and impact. The University’s vision for the future is aspirational and ambitious. NJCU’s mission of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body will have a lasting impact on the Jersey City economy and beyond, as well as generations of students. 

NJCU’s vision is to grow its position as an outstanding state and regional institution, educating the leaders of today and tomorrow, and advancing the well-being of the citizens of New Jersey through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. To realize this vision, NJCU has set forth to achieve four critical goals:

  • Enhancing Student Success
  • Building a dynamic and distinctive School of Business
  • Aligning our Health and Science programs with the needs of the state
  • Elevating our world-class Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts programs

To this end, NJCU has launched its inaugural fundraising campaign: Advancing Knowledge. Transforming Lives. The Campaign for NJCU. Through the auspices of this targeted campaign, NJCU seeks to raise $60 million by 2020.

The campaign will enable the University to complete its West Campus development, a project over 10 years in the making. NJCU is positioned for significant enrollment growth, which comes with a critical need for student and faculty support. Hence, NJCU’s academic offerings continue to evolve at a pace designed to best meet the needs of our students and, as a result, the University attracts renowned faculty with global perspectives.

The success of this campaign—and of our students—is predicated on significant new investment from alumni, friends, and corporate partners within the city, the state, and the region. We invite you to join us in this exciting venture designed to take NJCU to the next level of excellence and, thus, to fuel the ongoing renaissance of NJCU, Jersey City, and the communities they serve.

Thank you for all that you do for NJCU.


Rafael Perez, Chair
NJCU Board of Trustees 

Luke Visconti ’13 (Hon) Chair
Chair, NJCU Foundation

Dr. Sue Henderson, University President