Administration – Montclair State University


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A Dedicated Team

Montclair State administrators and staff share a single goal: to provide the leadership, support, and services that keep the University running smoothly today and moving forward tomorrow.

From the President and Board of Trustees to Human Resources, from Student Development and Campus Life to Finance, University Administration supports Montclair State’s day-to-day operations and mission, so that we can provide an exceptional educational experience to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Office of the President

Dr. Jonathan Koppell, President

I extend a warm welcome to Montclair State University students, parents, alumni, colleagues and members of the community.

With more than 21,000 students, Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second largest university, and we feel a special pride in our reputation for exceptional faculty, commitment to excellent teaching, and the quality of our scholarship and research. We are proud that our mission of providing an excellent education to a diverse and talented student population is being fulfilled on our campus every day.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a governing body independent of the faculty and staff that contributes to the University’s long-term strategic planning and to the development of the University’s mission.

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Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost oversees Montclair State University’s academic programs, schools, colleges and the University library. In addition, the Office of the Provost promotes and supports faculty excellence by devising effective academic policies, developing a meaningful curriculum and adopting high standards for faculty.

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Budget and Planning

The Office of Budget and Planning is responsible for forecasting, allocating, and monitoring the funding resources that comprise Montclair State University’s annual operating budget, also known as the spending plan.

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Finance and Treasury

The Division of Finance and Treasury provides accounting, financial management and reporting services for the various academic and administrative offices of the University.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Team promotes the individual growth, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ongoing professional development of all employees within an inclusive and responsive environment. Human Resources is responsible for tasks including maintaining employee records, processing the University’s payroll, organizing and administering employee benefits and administering leaves of absence.

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Information Technology

The Information Technology Division is responsible for building, maintaining and supporting the University’s computing infrastructure. The Division supports a wide range of technologies, encompassing enterprise servers and software, the University’s wireless and wired networks, campus phone networks, and desktop computers.

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Student Development and Campus Life

The Division of Student Development and Campus Life is comprised of dedicated staff and operational units that touch every aspect of the student experience outside the classroom, supporting student progress from matriculation to graduation. We are passionately committed to creating a warm and inclusive campus community for all students. We encourage students to participate in the full breadth of vibrant student life experiences that are available here. We care about student health and well-being. We offer a safe and secure environment for living, learning and personal growth.

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University Communications and Marketing

University Communications and Marketing are the stewards of the University brand, ensuring official communications from the University maintain a consistent voice and clear message that advances the University’s goals. It is directly responsible for photography, graphic design, editorial standards, the University website, 91 Magazine, ad purchasing and the University’s social media presence.

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University Development

University Development is the office chiefly responsible for the University’s fundraising efforts. By arranging and cultivating donations to the University, University Development is able to decrease tuition costs, provide student scholarships and improve our students’ on-campus experience by funding new construction and renovations.

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University Facilities

University Facilities is responsible for nearly all aspects of the physical campus – from grounds to buildings, electrical to plumbing. University Facilities handles the detailed planning and execution of all campus construction projects including the logistical organization of all subcontractors. The Division is also responsible for campus fire safety and the shuttle buses that connect the campus together.

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