A historic moment
The investiture of Dr. Kathryn A. Foster is a historic moment for the college. In the 164 years since our founding as the New Jersey State Normal School, the Garden State’s first public college, TCNJ has only had a handful of presidents. They have led us from humble beginnings, helping us grow and adapt to changing times, while underscoring what has become the college’s hallmark commitment: an education that’s both exceptional and personal.
Today, as The College of New Jersey inaugurates its 16th president, it is one of the nation’s top public colleges. Despite the challenges facing higher education in the United States, TCNJ is positioned to build on its tradition of excellence. We look to the future with optimism that The College of New Jersey will, with the leadership of our new president, continue to serve as an exemplar of public higher education.