Cantor, the longtime chancellor at Rutgers-Newark, has been a longtime leader on diversity, equity and inclusion. She has made Rutgers-Newark an anchor in the city, respected by government and the business community.
The College of New Jersey
A native of Verona with an impressive academic pedigree (degrees from Johns Hopkins, Cal-Berkeley and a doctorate from Princeton), Foster is aiming to take the well-established TCNJ to the next level.
Thomas Edison State University
The growing importance of Thomas Edison State University cannot be overlooked. What was viewed as a part-time, online night school is now seen as a model for the future. New Jersey is fortunate to have its presence.
New Jersey City University
Henderson, widely respected by education and business leaders, has been a transformational head of NJCU since taking over in the fall of 2012, serving as an example for DEI initiatives and a champion of first-generation college students.
Right man in the right place, Leahy is one to watch in the state. A strong supporter of first-generation students — and online learning — he is ready to lead one of the state’s unheralded institutions to the next level.
Seton Hall University
Nyre has kept Seton Hall one step ahead of others throughout the COVID-19 crisis. And his forward-thinking expansion plans — which follow years of updates to the campus — will keep Seton Hall one step ahead for years to come.