Secretary of Higher Education News

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
In this special issue, you will find information about an array of campus academic, career, personal and financial services that can help students finish their education on time and at the lowest possible cost. More than a dozen institutions have contributed articles and photos about their student assistance programs. This edition of our e-letter also contains information about some of the vitally important programs my office administers: the Educational Opportunity Fund.
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
Nothing is more important than efforts occurring on campuses throughout New Jersey to ensure that all students get the support they need to graduate on time, prepared to succeed in life and contribute to society.  
Monday, Sep 15, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
Congratulations to all of our talented New Jersey college and university students! As you begin this academic year, I encourage you to take full advantage of what your institution has to offer.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014
Students save time, money, receive academic credit for what they already know or learned on the job. Learn more about this initiative and news from New Jersey institutions higher education.

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Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017
By learning about the world, students are better prepared to help find ways to improve it, to play active role in creating a just, peaceful, inclusive and sustainable future. Students entering the marketplace today are finding that making a living does not have to conflict with being a good global citizen.
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
STEM jobs are the jobs of the future, with more than 200,000 STEM-related positions needing to be filled by 2025. This represents both a challenge and an opportunity. New Jersey has long been known as a highly educated State, with an attainment rate recently estimated to be at 50.1 percent, meaning that slightly more than half of our working-age adults have some level of education after high school. That’s not bad, compared with the national attainment rate of 45.3 percent, but it’s not good enough.
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
Historically, New Jersey has led the nation in providing a richly diverse student population with many pathways to gain access to life-changing, high-quality higher education. For nearly 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program has helped thousands of students from the lowest income levels in the State achieve their dreams.
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
I recently had the opportunity to meet some of the members of the armed forces who are furthering their education while serving our country. The service members were attending the Veteran Career and Resource Event hosted by Thomas Edison State University (TESU) at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton. Attendees were connected with job opportunities, interview and resume tips as well as resources to help ease their transition to civilian life.
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
As we work to ensure that students from all backgrounds are well-prepared to meet the future, including access to in-demand jobs, meaningful careers and productive lives, I am delighted to highlight extraordinary New Jersey programs that are models of what can be accomplished through collaboration, creativity, and commitment to excellence and equity. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) career opportunities abound with more than 200,000 of these high-wage, high-demand jobs to be filled by 2025.
Monday, Feb 29, 2016
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
Today, I am pleased to announce the formation of the Student Success Collaborative, to bring together leaders with statewide, national and international experience, to help us identify and disseminate highly effective policies and strategies. We held our first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The selected members will inform the development of statewide policy designed to dramatically enhance student success.
Monday, Nov 16, 2015
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
Today, I am announcing a second round of higher education construction funding, making $180 million available to build, repair and update critically needed academic facilities for our State's colleges and universities. Institutions are invited to compete for the funding by submitting grant applications that can be found here.
Monday, Sep 28, 2015
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education
What's New?  Secretary Hendricks highlights news from colleges and universities across the state.
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.
Friday, Apr 10, 2015
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
Labor forecasts predict that there will be at least 248,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in New Jersey by 2018, an 11 percent increase from the number of STEM jobs in the State today. Some forecasts say the increase will be even greater. We welcome this trend in New Jersey and know that higher education will play an important role in honing the skills of our workforce, which is already one of the best-educated labor talent pools in the country. STEM careers are changing the future, from extending and saving lives to revolutionizing business and industry. Integrating STEM with other disciplines encourages creativity, imagination, problem solving and other critical skills needed in the workplace and in life.
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
In this special issue, you will find information about an array of campus academic, career, personal and financial services that can help students finish their education on time and at the lowest possible cost. More than a dozen institutions have contributed articles and photos about their student assistance programs. This edition of our e-letter also contains information about some of the vitally important programs my office administers: the Educational Opportunity Fund.
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
Nothing is more important than efforts occurring on campuses throughout New Jersey to ensure that all students get the support they need to graduate on time, prepared to succeed in life and contribute to society.  
Monday, Sep 15, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
Congratulations to all of our talented New Jersey college and university students! As you begin this academic year, I encourage you to take full advantage of what your institution has to offer.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014
Students save time, money, receive academic credit for what they already know or learned on the job. Learn more about this initiative and news from New Jersey institutions higher education.

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