NJBIZ Names Saint Peter’s University President to Education Power 50

Jersey City, N.J. – September 14, 2020 – Saint Peter’s is proud to announce that Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of the University, was named to the 2020 NJBIZ Education Power 50 list. The NJBIZ Education Power 50 list profiles leaders at education institutions who are “responsible for managing [education] organizations, making policies that directly affect the institutions or are themselves directly responsible for imparting knowledge to students, apprentices and the citizenry at large.”

“In order for New Jersey businesses to thrive, a skilled and capable workforce is critical,” said Dr. Cornacchia. “It is excellent that an established business publication like NJBIZ recognizes the importance of higher education institutions in building the pipeline for New Jersey’s talent pool. I am honored to be recognized among the leaders in higher education who are making an impact in the state.”

Dr. Cornacchia is the 22nd president of Saint Peter’s and under his leadership, the University has expanded its highly regarded undergraduate and graduate programs, initiated the institution’s first doctoral programs and established the Frank J. Guarini School of Business, a School of Nursing and the Caulfield School of Education. Dr. Cornacchia was also instrumental to Saint Peter’s achieving university status and assuming responsibility for St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church. In addition, Dr. Cornacchia has set fundraising records, securing $64.7 million for Students at the Center: The Campaign for Saint Peter’s University, the largest and most successful campaign in the University’s 148-year history.

To view the complete list, please visit NJBIZ.

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