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Board of Trustees

Current Trustees

Voting Members

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ROSE C. CALI (appointed 1991)

BA Anthropology – Montclair State University ‌

Current: Education Advocate; Founder, Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Former: Volunteer services coordinator for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; public relations officer for training center

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MARY A. COMITO (appointed 2017)

MA – George Washington University
MBA – St. Johns University
BA – SUNY Albany

Current: Insurance and Financial Advisor, State Farm Insurance

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FRANCIS M.C. CUSS (appointed 2009)

MB, BChir – Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, UK‌
BA Natural Sciences, MA – King’s College, Cambridge University, UK
FFPM (Fellow Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine)
FRCP (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians)

Current: Former Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, R&D – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Retired)
Former: Senior Vice President, Discovery & Exploratory Clinical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Former: Senior Vice President, Schering-Plough Research Institute; Director of Pulmonary Clinical Research, Glaxo

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JEAN MARC DE GRANDPRE (appointed 2017)

BS and MBA – Southern New Hampshire University ‌
Current: General Manager of the New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Arena

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GEORGE J. HILTZIK (appointed 1989)‌

JD – Columbia University School of Law
BS Industrial and Labor Relations – Cornell University

Current: Principal at Hiltzik Strategies
Former: Senior Executive, N. S. Bienstock talent agency
Former: Vice President for Policy and Planning and other positions at National Broadcasting Company; legal positions in various firms

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LAWRENCE R. INSERRA JR. (appointed 2015)

BS – Lehigh University

Current: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Inserra Supermarkets Inc.

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DOUGLAS L. KENNEDY (appointed 2000)

MBA Finance – Sacred Heart University ‌
BS Economics – Sacred Heart University

Current: Chief Executive Officer, Peapack Gladstone Bank
Former: President, New Jersey Division, Capital One Bank; Chairman, Fleet New Jersey; President and CEO, Fleet Bank N.A.

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RALPH A. LAROSSA (appointed 2004)

BE Industrial Engineering – Stevens Institute of Technology

Current: President and Chief Operating Officer, PSE&G Power
Former: President and Chief Operating Officer, PSE&G and a variety of management positions in PSE&G’s gas and electric operations

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THOMAS MAGUIRE (appointed 2011)

BS Management and Communications – Adelphi University‌

Current: Retired Senior Vice President – National Operations Support, Verizon Telecom
Former: Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer – East Coast Area, Verizon Telecom; President, Mid-Atlantic Area, Verizon Telecom

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JOHN L. McGOLDRICK (appointed 2004)

‌LLB – Harvard University
BA – Harvard University

Current: Retired Chair, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.; Special Advisor, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Former: Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Various executive positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Senior Partner and executive committee member of the law firm of McCarter & English

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WILLIAM T. MULLEN (appointed 2004)

‌Current: President, New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO and
Former: President, VP, Business Manager, Iron Workers Local 11; President, Essex County Building Trades

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PRESTON D. PINKETT III (appointed 2002)

MBA Management Strategy – Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania‌
BS Economics – Cornell University

Current: Chief Executive Officer, City National Bank of New Jersey
Former: Vice President, Social Investments, Prudential Financial, Inc., Senior Vice President at New Jersey Economic Development Authority, PNC Bank, Chemical Bank New Jersey; Senior Planner, NJ Council on Affordable Housing; associate, Summit Group

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KENT SLUYTER (appointed 2016)

BS Mathematics – Lafayette College

Current: Chief Executive Officer, Individual Life Insurances & Prudential Advisors, Prudential
Former: Chief Actuary, Prudential

Student Representatives

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HASANI COUNCIL (appointed 2016)

Major: Political Science with a minor in African American studies

Non-Voting Members

George J. Koutsouradis (appointed 2017)

Major: Business Administration

President

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SUSAN A. COLE (appointed 1998), non-voting

PhD English and American Literature – Brandeis University ‌
MA English and American Literature – Brandeis University
BA English and American Literature – Barnard College, Columbia University

Current: President, Montclair State University
Former: President, Metropolitan State University in Minnesota; Visiting Senior Fellow in academic administration, City University of New York; Vice President for University Administration and Personnel, Rutgers University; Associate University Dean for Academic Affairs, Antioch University; faculty member, CUNY

Faculty Representative

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PROF. SANDRA ADAMS

PhD – Georgia State University
PhD – University of Pittsburgh
MEd – Georgia State University
BSA – University of Georgia

Current: Professor of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics