ROI Influencers: Higher Education — College presidents, on the honor roll

    Nancy Cantor
    Rutgers University-Newark

    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.

    Kate Foster
    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.

    Merodie Hancock
    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. 

    Sue Henderson
    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.

    Patrick Leahy
    Monmouth University

    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. 

    Joseph Nyre
    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.