Our esteemed Board of Trustees supports our vision. Their shared commitment and dedication to achieving goals and objectives enables our internal team to fully focus on creative solutions to complex digital challenges.

The NJEdge Board of Trustees is comprised of at least four but not more than five members from each of the following higher education sectors:

  1. State Research Universities
  2. State Colleges and Universities
  3. County Colleges
  4. Non-profit, independent colleges and universities located in New Jersey that are member institutions of the Corporation.

The Board maps out directional activities, objectives and projections for the coming year while keeping a close eye on the changing needs and requirements of NJEdge members.

Specific Board structure is as follows:

Up to five trustees may be persons who are leaders from the following sectors:

  • Business and industry
  • K-12 schools
  • Hospital and healthcare entities
  • The Chief Information Officer for the State and the State Librarian;

One of the five Trustees may be from a for profit institution of higher learning with degree granting authority operating with a physical presence in NJ.

Within the identified sectors, there is:

  • A minimum of two Presidents
  • One Chief Academic Officer and one Chief Information Officer

The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility of the corporation. Members of the Board provide guidance, oversight, input and assessment of the alignment of the mission of the organization with the missions of its member institutions. The Board evaluates the demands, trends and external conditions influencing the services provided by NJEdge. The subcommittees are:

  • Executive
  • Audit
  • Budget & Finance
  • Strategic Planning Implementation
  • Nominating Committee
  • Board Membership
  • By-Laws Review

Board of Trustees Listing


Steven M.Rose, Chair

Joel S.Bloom, Vice-Chair

Neal Sturm, Secretary

Kathleen Waldron, Treasurer


  • Joel S.Bloom, President, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Mira Lalovic-Hand, Vice President and CIO, Rowan University
  • Michelle Norin, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Rutgers University
  • David Ullman, Associate Provost for Information Services & Technology and Chief Information Officer, New Jersey Institute of Technology


  • Candice Fleming, Vice President,Information Technology, Montclair State University
  • Susan Henderson, President, New Jersey City University
  • William Seaton, Provost/VP Academic Affairs, Thomas Edison State University
  • Joseph Marinello, Director of Information Technology, Kean University
  • Joseph Toth, VALE-Chair, Stockton University
  • Kathleen Waldron, President, William Paterson University of New Jersey


  • Joseph Marbach, President, Georgian Court University
  • Gerard O’Sullivan, Provost/VP Academic Affairs, St. Peter’s University
  • Neal Sturm, Vice President and CIO, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Edward W. Christensen, Vice President for Information Management, Monmouth University


  • Maris Lown, Vice President Academic Affairs, Union County College
  • Maureen Murphy, President, Brookdale Community College
  • Steven Rose, President, Passaic County Community College


  • Leonard DeBotton, CIO and Vice President, Berkeley College


  • Joseph Seaman, Supervisor, Technology Readiness, New Jersey Department of Education