Saint Peter’s College President Cornacchia Discusses Higher Education with New Jersey Governor Christie

Tune in to Caucus: New Jersey on July 10, 2010.

Jersey City, NJ
– Saint Peter’s College President Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D. will appear with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the public affairs television program, Caucus: New Jersey. This episode, titled “Conversations with Governor Chris Christie – The Future of Higher Education,” was hosted by Emmy Award-winning Anchor Steve Adubato; it will first air on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN/WNET. It will be broadcast again on NJN on Sunday, July 11 at 8:30 a.m. and on Monday, July 12 at 11:30 p.m.; on WLIW 21 on Wednesday, July 14 at 12:00 a.m. and on WLIW/World on Friday, July 16 at 7:00 a.m. The entire episode is available online.

President Cornacchia, along with three other higher education leaders in New Jersey, had the opportunity to discuss with Governor Christie the financial and social issues that colleges and universities are facing, in response to his proposed state budget cuts.

Those appearing with President Cornacchia on “Conversations with Governor Chris Christie – The Future of Higher Education” include: Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickenson University; R. Barbara Gitenstein, president of The College of New Jersey; and Jeremiah Ryan, president of Bergen Community College.

Caucus: New Jersey is the Caucus Educational Corporation’s Emmy Award-winning public affairs series that airs on PBS stations THIRTEEN, WLIW and NJN-Public Television (PBS), as well as on FiOS1 and the Comcast Network. Hosted by Steve Adubato, Caucus: New Jersey combines in-depth documentary coverage with dynamic studio interviews and discussion.

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