Wealthy Donors Have the Power to Change More Lives

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University, recently shared this post on Medium.  I was meeting with my admissions team recently, discussing how we could make it possible for a promising high school senior to attend this fall, when my thoughts turned to author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. A few months ago, she […]

Corporate Partners Step Up

Corporations have found new ways to partner with Saint Peter’s University. The reasons are simple, yet profound: A diverse student body, shaped by a pandemic that has cultivated determination and resilience—qualities that translate well to a marketplace experiencing seismic shifts in the way we do business. In this issue, we highlight four of our hundreds […]

President Cornacchia is a Guest on Think Tank with Steve Adubato

Eugene Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University, recently appeared as a guest on Think Tank with Steve Adubato to discuss the biggest leadership lessons he learned during the pandemic, the future of higher education post-COVID and the importance of addressing equality and social justice issues in education.

Twenty Years Later: Dr. Poiani Recounts Saint Peter’s Response to 9/11

On September 9, 2021 the Saint Peter’s community gathered to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Eileen L. Poiani, Ph.D., special assistant to the president/professor of mathematics and chair of the Sustainability Council, shared her account of what campus was like on that tragic day. Read more about the event in an article from The […]

Summer Interns Learn the Importance of Government in Health & Wellness

“It has been an eye opener.” These were the words that political science major Adjeilyne Akrong ’21 used to describe her experience in her summer internship with the Department of Health and Human Services in Jersey City. Akrong worked under the guidance of Linda Ivory-Green, director of the Division of Community Health and Wellness, which […]

Make College a Reality: Double the Pell

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University, wrote this opinion piece in support of the campaign to double Pell Grants. The op-ed was published by The Star-Ledger on July 13.    On a regular basis my email inbox is filled with messages from parents, faculty and alumni who share stories about the students […]

Q&A with the Valedictorian of the Class of 2021

As commencement approaches for the Class of 2021, Valedictorian Chantal Chacho ’21 took a few minutes to look back on her time at Saint Peter’s University. She is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology. What is your favorite Saint Peter’s memory? There are so many incredible memories I can […]

Highlights from the Virtual Hearts & Minds Celebration

On Friday, May 7, the Saint Peter’s University community gathered to celebrate the first virtual Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Celebration in support of the General Scholarship Fund. The evening included an awards presentation, live fund-a-scholar auction and a special performance by members of the Aidan C. McMullen Chorale. The honorees for this year’s […]

Press Releases

Class of 2020 and 2021 Commencement Speakers Announced

Jersey City, N.J. – May 4, 2021 –Saint Peter’s today announced the speakers for the University’s virtual commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021. On Friday, May 21, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and director of the world’s largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program, Homeboy Industries, will address the Class of […]

Hearts & Minds to Raise Funds Virtually to Ensure Students Continued Success

Jersey City, N.J. – March 2, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced its plans to raise much-needed funds for student scholarship via a virtual event. Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Celebration will take place virtually this year on Friday, May 7 and will honor four members of the University community: Patricia […]

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Elizabeth Sullivan Named President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the National Catholic College Admission Association

Jersey City, N.J. – February 28, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that Elizabeth Sullivan, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, has been appointed president-elect of the Board of Directors for the National Catholic College Admission Association (CCAA). Sullivan began her three-year term in October 2020. The  term consists of one year as president-elect, which she […]

Saint Peter’s University Announces Zero Tuition Promise for Eligible New Jersey Residents

Jersey City, N.J. – January 26, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced the launch of its Gateway Tuition Program, a zero tuition promise (tuition, comprehensive fees and new student orientation fee) for New Jersey residents that meet qualifying criteria. Through a financial aid application (FAFSA) review, the University will identify students’ eligibility for the program, which […]

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 […]