From the President

Susan A. Cole outside of College Hall

With more than a century-long track record of educational excellence, Montclair State University has a strong, clear vision of who we are and where we are going. We understand the qualities and the values that set us apart from our competition, including our passion and commitment to excellent teaching; our engagement in focused research; our connections to the world beyond the University; our vibrant and active community with a strong tradition of intellectual, artistic, and athletic excellence; and our beautiful campus just a few miles from one of the world’s great cities.

However, for those who don’t know us – especially prospective students, potential research and educational partners, and others beyond our immediate geographic area – we must communicate the qualities that make this university special in a direct, compelling way. The fundamental message is:

Montclair State gives ambitious, motivated students the opportunity to succeed and lead. In our classrooms, on our campus, and through our engagement in the world beyond our gates, you will find everything you need right here.

The new brand identity – It’s all here – incorporates the key strengths that have helped Montclair State grow into the thriving institution we are today. Please join me in spreading the word about our extraordinary University.

Susan Cole's signature

Susan A. Cole, president