Newsletter from NJ Secretary of Higher Education: Looking Back to Look Ahead

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education

As we head into the summer months to pursue new opportunities, explore further studies, conduct research and perhaps enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation, the months ahead also represent a chance to reflect on what we have accomplished and what remains to be done.

Looking back, we realize just how valuable the Governor's Task Force Report on Higher Education has been as a catalyst for advancing higher education in New Jersey. We can review some of the major recommendations and see the progress made.  Headed by former Gov. Kean, the task force recommended that the State pursue capital funding, and we responded with the first voter-approved construction projects in more than 25 years, with 176 projects totaling $1.3 billion from five funds.

Featured articles include:

* New Jersey EOF Students Have Best Graduation Rates in National Survey

* Dr. Harvey Kesselman to Remain Stockton's Acting President at Request of Trustees; Withdraws as President of University of Southern Maine

* Bon Jovi Writes and Performs New Song at Rutgers-Camden Commencement

*Video Feature: Laser Work Informs Princeton Graduate Student Kim Shepard's Study of Polymer Material

Read the full Newsletter from the NJ Secretary of Higher Education.