Lamont Repollet Appointed President of Kean University in Union, New Jersey

The board of trustees of Kean University in Union, New Jersey, has appointed Lamont Repollet to serve as the educational institution’s 18th president. He will begin his new duties in July.

Kean University enrolls nearly 12,000 undergraduate students and more than 2,000 graduate students, according to the latest U.S. Department of Education data. African Americans make up 21 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Repollet has been serving as the New Jersey Commissioner of Education. From 2014 to 2018, he served as superintendent of the Asbury Park School District. Previously, he served as principal of Carteret High School n New Jersey.

“I am both humbled and energized by this appointment, and by the faith the board of trustees is placing in me to continue Kean University’s progress as one of the best institutions of higher education in New Jersey,” Repollet said after the announcement of the board’s decision. “As a Kean graduate, I know firsthand how a world-class education can change your life — no matter where you come from, what you look like or how much money you have. Kean offers equal access and the promise of social mobility, two things to which I have dedicated my professional life as an educator. I look forward to making sure that mission continues to thrive and pledge to work tirelessly for the good of the students and the entire campus community.”

Dr. Repollet is a graduate of the College of New Jersey, where he majored in communication. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Kean University and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

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