Former President: Sue Henderson 2012-2022

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President, New Jersey City University 2012-2022

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Dr. Sue Henderson was 12th president of New Jersey City University from August 2012 to through June 2022. She was the first female president in the institution’s more than 90-year history, and accomplished a range of transformational initiatives to position NJCU as a game-changing force in a global landscape.

She established the NJCU School of Business and relocated it to a state-of-the-art facility in Jersey City's financial district along the Hudson Waterfront, while hiring its founding Dean and more than half of its faculty during her tenure. 在这段时间, more than five new academic programs were developed as well as a new General Education program and an 荣誉项目.

Dr. Henderson spearheaded the implementation of a $400 million project to redevelop the institution's West Campus into a modern urban village that will include student and residential housing, 零售, 餐厅, green public spaces and a pedestrian-friendly layout to aesthetically and economically revitalize the region. A contemporary academic and performance space will serve as the new home 到 internationally known Joffrey Ballet School.

此外,博士. Henderson spurred the university’s efforts to become the educational partner in the revitalization of Fort Monmouth. Opening in August, 2021, NJCU @ Fort Monmouth expanded bachelor's and master's degree offerings along the Jersey Shore, making the university the only four-year public higher education program in the area.

此外,博士. Henderson ensured NJCU tuition and fees would remain among the lowest of all public, four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey, and implemented the NJCU Debt-Free Promise Program to make a college education accessible and affordable — a program lauded by the state when initiating the Garden State Guarantee.

Dr. 亨德森被命名为 到 NJBIZ Education Power 50 index in each of its first three rankings (2019, 2020年和2021年), 包括一个没有. 7个位置 在2019年和 No. 8 in 2021. 2022年2月,Dr. 亨德森被命名为 ROI Influencers Power List for Higher Education for the fourth consecutive year, an honor she also received in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and in March, 2021, named 到 2021 ROI Influencers Women in Business Top 50 list.

Dr. Henderson is the past of the influential NCAA Board of Governors and served as Chair of the NCAA Division III President’s Council in 2019-20 at the conclusion of a four-year term. 2021年夏天, she was named chair of the NCAA Board of Governors Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity, after previously serving on the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Dr. Henderson is the 2021-22 chair of the 董事会 of the Hispanic Association of 大学 and Universities (HACU), and is a member of the executive board of HACU’s Commission on International Education 作为秘书. She is the past chair of the 一个世界 董事会. She serves on the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce 董事会 and as the statewide chair of the 校园紧凑板. In December 2021, she was elected 到 New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce 董事会.

Dr. Henderson is a member of the Committee on International Education of The American Association of State 大学 and Universities (AASCU). In addition, she is Chair of the Academic Issues Committee for the New Jersey Presidents’ Council, and serves on the Internationalization Commission of the American Council of Education. She is serving her second term as a Commissioner for The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) (2018-23). 此外,博士. Henderson serves on the board of NJTVNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO).

Dr. 亨德森拥有博士学位.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s and master's degrees in math education from Georgia State University. Dr. Henderson has received numerous awards for her work as an educator and administrator.

Updated: June 30, 2022