Current Trustees

Voting Members

Non-Voting Members 

Faculty Representative


PhD - Syracuse University
MA - Binghamton University
BS - Binghamton University

Current:  Associate Professor of Family and Child Studies in the College of Education and Human Services

Voting Trustees Appointed by the Governor

Susan BlountSUSAN L. BLOUNT (appointed 1996)

JD - University of Texas School of Law ‌
AB History - University of Texas at Austin

Current: Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Former: Legal positions within Prudential; associate in a major Chicago law firm



Rose CaliROSE 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 



Michael CarterMICHAEL L. CARTER (appointed 2011)

MBA - Harvard University‌
BA - Washington University

Current: Managing Director, Head of Technology - Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets
Former: Managing Director, Global Sector Head - Enterprise Systems and Services, Barclays Capital; Managing Director, Lehman Brothers


Francis M.C. CussFRANCIS 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:  Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, R&D - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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



Mitchell HerskMITCHELL E. HERSH (appointed 2005)

BA Architecture - Ohio University

Current: President and Chief Executive Officer, Mack-Cali Realty





George HiltzikGEORGE J. HILTZIK (appointed 1989)‌

JD - Columbia University School of Law 
BS Industrial and Labor Relations - Cornell University  Current: 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




Douglas KennedyDOUGLAS 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.



Ralph LarossaRALPH A. LAROSSA (appointed 2004)

BE Industrial Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology

Current: President and Chief Operating Officer, PSE&G
Former: Vice President - Electric Delivery and a variety of management positions in PSE&G's gas and electric operations 




Thomas MaguireTHOMAS MAGUIRE (appointed 2011)

BS Management and Communications - Adelphi University‌

Current: 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




John McGoldrickJOHN L. McGOLDRICK (appointed 2004)

‌LLB - Harvard University
BA - Harvard University  Current: Chairman, 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


William MullenWILLIAM 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





Christine PadillaCHRISTINE L. PADILLA (appointed 2005)

MBA Management - Montclair State University‌
BS Computer Science - Montclair State University  Current: President and Owner, BIT Solutions, LLC
Former: Various management positions within Berlex Labs, Inc.





Preston Pinkett IIIPRESTON 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



Student Representative (appointed 2014-2016)


  Major: Business Administration concentrating in both Management and Marketing






Susan A. ColeSUSAN 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