Public Service Electric & Gas President and Chief Operating Officer Kim Hanemann will serve as the keynote speaker for commencement exercises at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, on May 19 in Newark.
Hanemann also will receive an honorary degree, along with retired PSE&G Vice President, Gas Delivery, Peter Cistaro.
“We have a longstanding relationship with NJIT, one of New Jersey’s premier institutions, and I’m proud to represent the 400 (Public Service Enterprise Group) employees who are NJIT alums while inspiring this next generation,” Hanemann said. “Young people today are faced with an unprecedented amount of change, so being the type of adaptive problem solvers that they learned to be at NJIT will benefit us all, as we tackle global challenges such as climate change and inequity.”
The mutually beneficial relationship includes active alumni participation in NJIT campus life, from board service to student mentoring, while many NJIT students serve as PSE&G interns annually. More than 30 employees are currently taking classes at NJIT, while several other employees teach there and PSEG has made nearly 100 NJIT hires within the past year.
The PSEG Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility have donated over $4 million to the university in recent years, including last year’s $800,000 grant to expand Newark residents’ access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees and careers.
“PSEG is a valued partner that invests in the long-term growth and success of NJIT. PSEG shares our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, enabling us to develop, enroll and educate diverse talent from Newark. Moreover, it is a model of the mutually beneficial partnerships we seek to build with business and industry,” NJIT President Teik Lim said.
More information about the ceremony is available here.