Henderson resigns as president of New Jersey City University

Sue Henderson has resigned as president of City University Of New Jersey, according to a statement from Joseph F. Scott, Chairman of the NJCU Board of Trustees.

Henderson‘s resignation will be effective July 1, when Jason Kroll, vice president and chief strategy officer, will lead the leadership transition as interim NJCU president at the request of the board. . Kroll requested that he not be considered as a candidate for the permanent position, and the board said they would honor those wishes.

Scott released the following statement about Henderson’s accomplishments during his time at the NJCU:

“We are extremely grateful for the vision, commitment and leadership that Dr. Henderson has shown during her 10 years as the 12th President – ​​and the first woman to hold this position – in the more than 90 years history of this institution. We are indebted to his unwavering determination to advance the University’s mission.

We celebrate the transformational initiatives that have taken place since Dr Henderson was appointed President in August 2012. These include the establishment of the NJCU School of Business and its relocation to a state-of-the-art facility in Jersey’s financial district City along the Hudson Waterfront and the implementation of the $400 million University Place project, which is redeveloping the institution’s West Campus into a modern urban village that will aesthetically and economically revitalize the area.

Additionally, Dr. Henderson has spurred the university’s efforts to become the educational partner in the revitalization of Fort Monmouth. This new location opened in August 2021 and makes the university the only four-year public higher education program in the region.

Additionally, throughout his tenure, Dr. Henderson has ensured that NJCU tuition and fees remain among the lowest of any public four-year college and university in New Jersey, and has implemented NJCU’s Debt-Free Pledge Program to make a college education accessible and affordable – a program that inspired the state’s introduction of the Garden State Guarantee. Many new academic programs were launched during his presidency, including our general education program and a specialized program.

Finally, Dr. Henderson has also represented the university nationally with distinction on several prominent boards, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and former Vice President of the influential NCAA Board of Governors.

Throughout her presidency, Sue has demonstrated a deep commitment to academic excellence and access to quality and affordable higher education for our diverse student population. The Board of Directors thanks her and wishes her good luck in her future endeavours.

President Henderson, who welcomed Kroll’s leadership to the senior team in August 2017, said, “I am grateful that Jason is taking the lead in the work ahead at NJCU. His experience and documented successes at the NJCU are clear evidence that the NJCU will continue to move forward and come out stronger in service to our students and our community.

Kroll has more than 17 years of experience in multiple leadership positions at three separate institutions – Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Monmouth University and NJCU – the board said he is confident that he was uniquely capable of leading the NJCU during this time of transition. .

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