Aerial shot of Montclair State University's campus.

Office of the President

Welcome from President Koppell

Joining Montclair State University as its ninth president is the opportunity of a lifetime for me.

With its unwavering commitment to diversity, student success, social justice, research and community service, Montclair aligns closely with my values and my vision for higher education. I believe strongly in the power of public universities to make a difference in the world, to create transformational opportunities for students, and to engage closely with the communities we serve to solve the most pressing problems of society.

Jonathan G.S. Koppell

At a pivotal moment in higher education, this university – with its deep commitment to serving the public interest and advancing student success – has an opportunity to define the future. I am confident we can build on the University’s strong foundation of excellence in bold, imaginative ways to contribute to the prosperity, health and well being of New Jersey and the nation.

Montclair State University is an institution on the rise, one that plays an increasingly important role in New Jersey and beyond. We have tremendous momentum, and we welcome people from all walks of life to be part of our inclusive and innovative campus community.

And so, whether you are a student looking to elevate your future, a faculty or staff member who wants to make a real difference, or a partner looking to team up with an entrepreneurial, fast-moving university, I know you will find the same incredible opportunities that drew me to this magnificent campus.

Together, we will open and explore new pathways to success for students of all backgrounds, and we will create more opportunities for innovation, research and impact.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Montclair. Come, let us climb higher together!

Jonathan Koppell
President