Presidential Taskforce on the School of Business

Task Force on a Strategic Pathway to Achieve Stockton University's Goal for Business and Hospitality Excellence in Atlantic City

In October 2020, President Harvey Kesselman created a task force to expand the presence of the School of Business in Atlantic City, review existing academic programming, provide more internship and employment opportunities, and develop a series of signature events and programs. The result is "Reinventing the School of Business." Based on ten months of research and discussion, this report offers a series of recommendations for academic programming, collaborative initiatives, and signature events to strengthen and expand the school's identity moving forward.


Committee members included:

Task Force Co-chairs:

  • Raymond Ciccone, Chair, Stockton Board of Trustees & CPA, Ciccone, Koseff & Company
  • Michelle Craig McDonald, Chief Academic Officer, Stockton Atlantic City & Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Coordinator of the Task Force:

  • Alphonso Ogbuehi, Dean, School of Business and Coordinator of the Task Force

Task Force Members:

  • Jean Abbott, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Accounting
  • Donna Albano, Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies
  • Jane Bokunewicz, Associate Professor of Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Studies
  • Michael Chait, President, Greater Atlantic City Chamber
  • George DeFeis, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Management
  • Dayna DeFiore, Assistant Director, Career Education and Development
  • Andrew Dolce, Founder and Chairman of Dolce Hotels and Resorts and Member, Stockton Board of Trustees
  • Sara Faurot, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Lori Herndon, Chief Executive Officer, AtlantiCare
  • Brian Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, Stockton AC Campus
  • Phil Kening, Instructor of Business Studies, Marketing
  • Warren Kleinsmith, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Accounting
  • Jennifer Kosakowski, Executive Director of Development
  • Tara Marsh, HTMS Internship Coordinator
  • Naz Onel, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Marketing
  • Geoffrey Pettifer, Executive Director, University Relations and Marketing
  • Michael Salad, Jr., Partner, Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law
  • Elizabeth Terenik, Senior Project Manager, ACDEVCO and President, Chelsea EDC
  • Carol Waties, Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Tara Williams, Director of Graduate Studies
  • Kerrin Wolf, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Law