Standing Committees

Board of Trustees committee meetingThere are currently eight (8) standing committees utilized to support the efforts of the Board of Trustees in carrying on the business of the corporate body. Standing Committees report directly to the Board, and are chaired by a member of the Board as designated by the Chairperson. Appointments are for two-year terms; however, they may be subject to change.

*Note: The President shall be a member ex-officio of every committee with the exception of the Audit Committee. The Chair of the Board of Trustees shall be an Ex-Officio member of every committee - except where noted. All staff and administrators are non-voting members.  Standing committees are listed as follows:

Executive, Compensation and Nomination, & Governance Committee

The Executive, Compensation and Nomination, & Governance Committee acts on behalf of the body corporate between meetings of the Board of Trustees, subject to approval of its actions by the Board of Trustees at a subsequent meeting.  The committee reviews pertinent affairs falling under the direction of the Board, helping to support and strengthen the Board’s mission, performance and efficacy.

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Mady Deininger ('80), Chair*
  • Trustee Leo B. Schoffer, Esq., Vice Chair
  • Trustee Raymond R. Ciccone ('79), CPA, Secretary
  • Trustee Stanley M. Ellis, Ex-Officio
  • Harvey Kesselman ('79), President and Ex-Officio*
  • Susan Davenport, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff

Academic Affairs & Planning Committee

The Academic Affairs & Planning Committee ensures the consistency and alignment of Stockton’s academic program with the University’s mission and strategic planning. Overseeing the planning and activities of the academic program, the committee proposes to appropriately position the institution’s academic priorities with its academic mission. 

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Andy Dolce, Chair
  • Trustee Leo B Schoffer, Esq.
  • Trustee Nancy Taggart Davis
  • Donnetrice Allison, President, Faculty Senate
  • Lori Vermeulen, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Peter Baratta, Chief Planning Officer
  • Deeanna Button, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Brian Moore, Jr., Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, Student Senate
  • Douglas Harvey, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
  • Peter Straub, Dean of School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee supports the Board of Trustees in performing its fiduciary duties. It primarily serves to ensure the integrity and accountability of the institution’s system of financial management, by overseeing the University’s financial practices, auditing process, and internal controls.

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Raymond R. Ciccone ('79), CPA, Chair 
  • Trustee Leo Schoffer, Esq.
  • Trustee Nancy Taggart Davis
  • Paul Taman, Internal Auditor 
  • Susan Davenport, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • Michael Angulo, Esq., Vice President for Administration & Finance 
  • Brian Kowalski, Esq., General Counsel
  • Richard Walker, Esq., Chair, Stockton Foundation Board of Directors

Building & Grounds Committee

The Building and Grounds Committee serves as the stewards of the University’s physical resources.  The committee considers and provides direction on a broad spectrum of matters pertaining to campus facilities; capital assets and resource allocation; real estate; construction and renovations; campus improvements; and a host of other related items of facilities management and infrastructure.   

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Leo B. Schoffer, Esq., Chair
  • Trustee Raymond R. Ciccone ('79), CPA
  • Trustee Nelida Valentin ('86)
  • Susan Davenport, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • Lori Vermeulen, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Donald Hudson, Vice President for Facilities & Operations
  • Michael Angulo, Esq., Vice President for Administration & Finance 
  • Peter Baratta, Chief Planning Officer
  • Robert Heinrich, Chief Information Officer 
  • Brian K. Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic City Campus
  • Brian Kowalski, Esq., General Counsel
  • Robert S. Gregg, Dean School of General Studies & Professor of History
  • Dan Cordle, Director of Engineering and Energy Management
  • John Fritsch, Director of Facilities Management and Plant Operations
  • Rhianon Lepree, Director of Real Estate
  • Louise Sowers, Associate Professor of Chemistry 
  • Charles "Skip" West, Director of Facilities Planning & Construction
  • Victoria Dambroski, President of Student Senate

Development Committee

The Development Committee oversees the continuity and viability of University philanthropic endeavors, in order to ensure the well-being and sustainability of University’s financial future, and support of institutional priorities.  Responsibilities include active engagement and planning across the fundraising continuum. 

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Michael Jacobson, Esq. Chair
  • Trustee Meg Worthington
  • Trustee Andy Dolce
  • Susan Davenport, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • Johanna Johnson, Chair, Stockton University Foundation Board of Directors
  • Dan Nugent, Interim Chief Development Officer and Executive Director, University Foundation
  • Oliver Cooke, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Michael Klein, Interim Executive Director, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy 
  • Billy Watt, Finance Committee Member, Student Senate

Finance and Professional Services Committee

The Finance and Professional Services Committee assists the Board in its duties to ensure the financial and economic soundness of the institution.  It serves as the “fiscal gatekeeper,” providing oversight and guidance of the University’s system of financial administration and business operations.

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Stanley M. Ellis, Chair
  • Trustee Nelida Valentin ('86)
  • Ike Ejikeme, Student Trustee
  • Susan Davenport, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Donald Hudson, Vice President for Facilities & Operations
  • Michael Angulo, Esq., Vice President for Administration & Finance 
  • Robert Heinrich, Chief Information Officer 
  • Brian Kowalski, Esq., General Counsel
  • Susan Fahey, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 
  • Wei-Xuan Li, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Finance 
  • Arthur Worthington, Associate Professor of Business Studies
  • Michael Wood, Associate Director of Budget

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee helps the Board in its fiduciary duty to ensure the practice of sound and wise investment strategies of institutional funds.  The Committee ensures the proper implementation and execution of the University’s investment approach, and provides guidance and oversight to matters such as University investment policies, selecting asset classes, and ensuring accurate financial reporting.

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Stan M. Ellis, Chair
  • Trustee Raymond R. Ciccone ('79), CPA
  • Trustee Nancy Taggart Davis
  • Trustee Andy Dolce
  • Michael Albrecht, Chair, Stockton Foundation Board of Directors
  • Susan Davenport, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • Michael Angulo, Esq., Vice President for Administration & Finance 
  • Brian Kowalski, Esq., General Counsel
  • Jean Abbott, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Accounting

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee ensures the University’s focus remains on its mission to provide an environment for excellence to students, and promote overall student success, growth, and development.  The Committee provides oversight and policy guidance to a variety of issues related to student affairs, such as representing the students’ interest in policy decisions, ensuring the allocation of financial resources to support the needs of student affairs, and promoting diversity and inclusivity in student recruitment and retention. 

Members (2017-2018):

  • Trustee Meg Worthington, Chair
  • Trustee Nelida Valentin
  • Deon Davis, Student Trustee Alternate 
  • Christopher Catching, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Kevin McHugh, Executive Director of Athletics & Recreation 
  • Matthew Ashe ('08), Stockton Alumni Association
  • Arleen Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Manish Madan, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Leighanna Ritter, Chair of Student Affairs Committee, Student Senate