Saint Elizabeth University extends President Gary Crosby’s contract through 2031

The president of Saint Elizabeth University is staying in his role through the end of June 2031, according to an announcement from the Morristown institution’s board of trustees Wednesday.

Gary Crosby, the school’s first Black — and first male — president, has been its head since July 2021.

“Since his arrival, Dr. Crosby has proven to be a visionary and highly effective leader who is taking Saint Elizabeth University to the next levels of excellence in quality, student success and sound financial management,” Michael McGovern, chair of the SEU board of trustees, said.

The SEU board noted that Crosby has consistently shown a commitment and passion to advancing the mission and values of the university and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

The board also cited the immediate rapport with students and his tirelessness in engaging and building relationships with the campus community, alumni and the greater Morristown, Morris County and New Jersey areas.

“The board of trustees is enthusiastically looking forward to Dr. Crosby’s continued leadership,” McGovern said.

Reflecting on his tenure, Crosby added:

“I am honored and grateful for the board’s confidence in my leadership to continue to serve as president of Saint Elizabeth University through 2031. Although we have accomplished a lot since my arrival, there is much more work ahead. I look forward to doing it with our top-tier student body, distinguished faculty, committed staff, engaged alumnae/i and community supporters,” Crosby said. “Today’s work ensures Saint Elizabeth University’s best days are ahead; let’s soar!”