Association Staff

Michael W. Klein, JD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Berreski, Esq.
Government & Legal Affairs

Paul R. Shelly
Communications & Marketing

Wendy A. Lang
Programs & Policy Initiatives

Support Staff:

Patricia A. Stearman
Budget & Administration

Charlene R. Pipher
Executive Assistant

Theresa M. Toth
Contact Info
New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities
150 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Phone: (609) 989-1100
Fax: (609) 989-7017

Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey



n Began tenure as president in June 2003. Before Stockton he was dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy, Medical and Molecular Genetics, American Studies and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis.

n Stockton embarked on a comprehensive development strategy under Dr. Saatkamp's leadership. It launched its first annual fund and expanded other fundraising efforts and events. Stockton College Foundation assets were under $2.4 million when he assumed the presidency and are now nearly $22 million. 

n Stockton's academic reputation has been enhanced during Dr. Saatkamp's administration. The college has been ranked in the top tier of Northern Colleges and Universities by US News & World Report for five consecutive years and is considered "highly selective" according to The Princeton Review. Stockton's ranking among the top 15 public institutions in the United States by US News & World Report improved to 11th place in 2012. 
n President Saatkamp has leveraged Stockton's resources and abilities in community relations to become an educational, cultural and economic force in Southern New Jersey. Dr. Saatkamp's leadership spearheaded such high-profile projects as the acquisition of the historic Stockton Seaview Resort, expansion of instructional centers into western Atlantic County (Hammonton) and Ocean County (Manahawkin).
n Became the first college president in the 130-year history of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey to serve as the organization's Chair.
n Selected as Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School's Center for Bioethics.
n Named Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey in 2011.
n Appointed to Presidents/Chancellors Advisory Group by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 2010 and serves as a member of the NCAA Division III Presidents' Council.
n Serves on the Community Advisors Council and served three years on the Campaign Cabinet Committee of the United Way of Atlantic County.
n His white paper, "Initial Thoughts on a 21st Century Global Agenda" was used to recommend policies and practices to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. 
n Appointed Chair of the American Council on Education's Commission for Internationalization and Globalization in 2012.
n Delivered a major plenary address in 2012 for the International Congress for George Santayana in Italy. Considered one of the foremost experts on the writings of Santayana, he provided extensive research on The Works of George Santayana, MIT Press.