From the President

This year has been another amazing academic year for Montclair State University, one that has been particularly rich in collaborations – between students and faculty, among faculty across disciplines and with the greater community that we serve.

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Working together, our faculty and staff have launched innovative new programs that expand the University’s reach and impact. They include a new School of Nursing, a new doctoral program in clinical psychology, and a fully online MBA. In keeping with our designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, we created a Hispanic Student College Institute.

Beyond the campus proper, we are collaborating with such local communities as Paterson, Montclair and Newark on important programs in education, the arts, public health and anthropology. Globally, we have expanded our footprint in Australia, with a new partnership between Curtin University and the Feliciano School of Business; deepened our partnership with the University of Graz in Austria; and further developed creative arts partnerships with Shanghai Theatre Academy, East China Normal University and Shanghai Institute of Technology.

We have, in summary, done what all great universities do: pursued knowledge, discovery and innovation toward achievement of the greater good.

As you read through this edition of Montclair magazine, you will learn of yet more examples of Montclair State University students, faculty and staff having an impact on our world, as they discover and foster ways to improve the quality of life in New Jersey and beyond. To those who have supported us along the way, I thank you. Your generosity continues to make possible our University’s powerful work.

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