Governance

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the College’s governing body. The Board oversees all policy matters of the College, including the approval of degree programs and standards, and budget recommendations to the state treasurer.

Members are appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to six-year terms. In addition, two student representatives, a voting member and an alternate, are elected by the Board of Trustees. View current trustees.
 

Academic Council

The Academic Council is designed to promote and maintain the quality of the College’s academic offerings and to facilitate the work of the College in achieving its mission and goals. The Academic Council has been delegated authority to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on matters concerning the academic policies and programs of the College.

In meeting this obligation, the Academic Council is responsible for making recommendations concerning the nature of degrees, academic program structure, content for general education standards, guidelines for areas of study, concentrations and specializations, distance learning, academic integrity, the evaluation of courses, student learning, methods of earning credit and issues related to academic standing.

The Academic Council consists of members representing two- and four-year public and private higher education institutions in New Jersey and its surrounding region, educational organizations from the noncollegiate sector, Thomas Edison State College students and members of the academic leadership.

John Mellon, EdD
School of Business and Management
Council President

Sister Ellen Dauwer, PhD
School of Business and Management
Past President

William J. Seaton, MA
Vice President and Provost
Ex Officio

Kathleen A. Melilli, MBA
Associate Provost
Council Secretary

Karen Abate, PhD
W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

John O. Aje, DSc
Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology

Sohail Anwar, PhD
School of Applied Science and Technology

Nicholas DiCicco, EdD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Gloria B. Frederick, PhD
John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies

Nina Haydel, EdD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Ting Ho, PhD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Mark S. Kassop, PhD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Kenneth Levitt, PhD
School of Business and Management

Cynthia MacMillan, MBA
Director, Learning Outcomes Assessment

Winston Maddox, MA
School of Applied Science and Technology

Filomela A. Marshall, RN, EdD, CNE
Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Marilyn Puchalski, MS
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

William Reed, PhD
School of Business and Management

Deborah Sanders, PhD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Marc Singer, MPhil
Vice Provost, Center for the Assessment of Learning

P. Henry van Zyl, DEd
Dean, Graduate Programs
Vice Provost for Academic Administration

David Weischadle, EdD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Rochelle Zozula, PhD
School of Applied Science and Technology

Michael Williams, PhD
Dean, School of Business and Management

John Woznicki, PhD
Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Youngblood II, JD, PhD
Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies