Secretary of Higher Education News
Newsletter from the NJ Secretary of Higher Education:‘The Equity Imperative’: We Are All Important to New Jersey’s Future
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, it is time for us to reflect on the progress we have made and the challenges ahead of us. A few weeks ago, my office hosted an event entitled, “65 by ’25… Many Paths, One Future: The Equity Imperative,” at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton. We heard an enlightening address from Dr. Michael T. Nettles, ETS...
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
This issue of Secretary Hendricks' blog features her column, "In Service to the Community," on the response of New Jersey's higher education community to Superstorm Sandy, and how it pulled together to protect its students and serve the community. It also features articles from the state's institutions of higher education on their efforts to help...
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
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...
Newsletter from the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Matter More than Ever
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
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.
Newsletter from NJ Secretary of Higher Education: New Jersey Colleges and Universities The Best for Vets
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
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...
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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...
Monday, Feb 29, 2016
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...
Newsletter from NJ Secretary of Higher Education: $180 Million for Higher Education Facilities Made Available Today
Monday, Nov 16, 2015
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.
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