Georgian Court University has been on a roll recently with Marbach as president. The school became the first institution of higher education in the state – and one of only a few in the country – to offer employees a four-day compressed workweek option year-round, instead of just during the summer. “We are pleased to take another step forward in our ongoing efforts to proactively address and meet the changing needs of our incredible staff to provide them with the flexibility to both excel at their jobs and to create a more realistic work-life balance,” Marbach said when the move was announced.
In March, GCU announced it will sell 42 acres of mostly unused and undeveloped land from its more than 150-acre campus to Beth Medrash Govoha Lakewood yeshiva, the culmination of two years of discussions. The school said the transaction would allow both institutions to accelerate their growth.
It also highlighted a larger significance, that of strengthening the relationship between the schools, which share a commitment to serving the Lakewood community. And in February, the Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing launched a 24-month Direct-Entry Master of Nursing program. When it starts up this fall, it will be the only such program in the state. A solid report card.