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No. 8: Lamont Repollet

At the end of 2021, Kean University was designated as New Jersey’s first urban research university. At the head of that institution is Repollet, a former state education commissioner who was officially installed in his current post in October of last year.

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Brian Strom

No. 5: Brian Strom

The inaugural chancellor of the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences most recently was recognized as No. 2 on the NJBIZ Health Care Power 50 list earlier this year.

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No. 2: Christopher Eisgruber

Princeton University’s president approaches the 10th year of his leadership on a campus that has thrived despite a global pandemic, emerged as a national leader in expanding socioeconomic access to higher education, and is poised for a period of unprecedented growth.

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Robert Johnson

No. 4: Robert Johnson

As dean of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 2011 and until recently interim dean of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Johnson was the first leader in history to oversee two medical schools simultaneously.

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Ali Houshmand

No. 3: Ali Houshmand

Since Houshmand took the lead t Rowan in 2012, the school has experienced remarkable growth with enrollment rising from 11,000 students that year to 23,000 students in fall 2021, making Rowan the fourth fastest-growing research university in the country for the third straight year.

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The Rowan University Foundation announced Sept. 13 its venture capital fund expanded to $25 million in August.

Rowan innovation fund swells to $25M

“At $25 million, the RIVF is among the largest venture funds from a public university in the region,” said Rowan University President Ali Houshmand. “As Rowan grows, part of our mission must be to support innovators with the ideas and ability to launch businesses, create jobs and improve our community.”

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