Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

The board of trustees of The College of New Jersey in Ewing has chosen Kathryn A. Foster as the educational institution’s sixteenth president. She will take office on July 1.

The College of New Jersey, located just north of the state capital in Trenton, enrolls about 6,800 undergraduate students and approximately 600 graduate students, according to data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 58 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Since 2012, Dr. Foster has served as president of the University of Maine at Farmington. Earlier, she served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System. During her 18 years there, Dr. Foster served as chair of the department of urban and regional planning, director of the Regional Institute, and director of undergraduate studies.

A native of Verona, New Jersey, Dr. Foster earned a bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton University in New Jersey.

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