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Dr. Annette Reboli receives her vaccination from medical student Nicholas Daroshefski.

No. 4: Annette C. Reboli

She's dean of Cooper Medical School in Camden, one of the most competitive medical schools in the country that, moreover, is part of the so-called “Eds and Meds” strategy being employed in the city, based on the theory that health care and higher education can serve as key anchor institutions to revitalize the struggling economy.

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No. 5: Jonathan Holloway

His timeline is extraordinary: He was appointed president of Rutgers University in January 2020, just months before the onset of the pandemic. Then in late July that year he took the reins of a mostly barren campus, with students, faculty and staff practicing social distancing and remote-learning from their homes.

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Robert Johnson, dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick

No. 3: Robert Johnson

As interim dean of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2019 and dean of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 2011, he is the first leader in history to oversee two medical schools at once.

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Sept. 20, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Sept. 20, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ (access required)

This week’s digital issue of NJBIZ – featuring a look at the state wedding industry's resilience in the wake of the pandemic, consumer behavior shifts in wake of the delta variant, the fall Real Estate & Construction Report, the 2021 Education Power 50, and more!

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Nancy Cantor

No. 6: Nancy Cantor

The chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark is recognized as an advocate for leveraging diversity, re-emphasizing the public mission of colleges and universities as engines of discovery, innovation and social mobility.

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Sue Henderson, president, New Jersey City University.

No. 8: Sue Henderson

The president of New Jersey City University has played a critical role in transforming the school into a well-known and valued academic option, one that provides education for all, and she also has a knack for connecting with the community.

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Kika Stretch Studios Short Hills is expanding to Millburn Sept.17, 2021.

Millburn business expands despite storm damage (access required)

Kika Stretch Studios Short Hills will open with a ribbon-cutting and special offers for guests. The timing has worked out well, owner Kamari DeBarbieri said, because "a lot of the other businesses who have suffered damages are starting to reopen. We also just got past the summer season, folks are back in town."

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