ROI-NJ presents the 2021 ROI Influencers: Higher Education

When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020 and showed no signs of letting up, two things became clear when it came to higher education: Learning must continue — and the way students learned would be far different than ever before.

Institutions of higher education — known for the slow-motion speed they seemingly did everything — suddenly had to come up with new policies, procedures and programs in a matter of days and weeks.

It was the ultimate test for a group of leaders who were more accustomed to giving them. And, thankfully for the state, there were many exemplary marks earned.

The 2021 ROI Influencers: Higher Education list is a way to recognize the schools, the presidents, the deans and directors, the doers and the donors that made higher education possible during the most uncertain of times.

New Jersey Institute of Technology President Joel Bloom has been selected as the 2021 Influencer of the Year — and he is joined by dozens of others, all of whom are worthy of recognition. Please click the links below for a look at our honorees:

And our feature stories: