Standing Committees

Board of Trustees committee meetingThere are currently nine (9) 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. Standing committees are listed as follows:

The Executive 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 (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Nelida Valentin, Chair
  • Trustee Nancy Davis, Co Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Jose Lozano, Co Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Michelle Keates, Secretary
  • Trustee Raymond Ciccone, CPA, Immediate Past-Chair 
  • Joe Bertolino, President and Ex-Officio
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Brian Kowalski, General Counsel

Members (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Mady Deininger, Chair
  • Trustee Timothy Lowry, Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Collins Days
  • Trustee Sonia Gonsalves
  • Trustee Amy Kennedy
  • Trustee Fotios Tjoumakaris

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 (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Sonia Gonsalves, Chair
  • Trustee Amy Kennedy, Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Kristi Hanselmann
  • Trustee Stephanie Lutz-Koch
  • Trustee Fotios Tjoumakaris
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Michael Palladino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Michael Law, President, Faculty Senate
  • Peter Baratta, Chief Officer for Strategic Planning & Effectiveness
  • Emma Witt, Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Chair, Academic Policy Committee, Faculty Senate
  • Elizabeth Pollock, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Chair, Academic Programs and Planning Committee, Faculty Senate
  • Nana Otoo, Academic Affairs Chair, Student Senate
  • Robert Heinrich, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Christopher Catching, Vice President for Student Affairs

The Advancement Committee supports the University’s fundraising, alumni engagement, public relations, and marketing efforts in order to ensure the well-being and sustainability of Stockton’s brand and reputation, philanthropic support, and efforts to sustain relationships with its graduates. Responsibilities include active engagement with fundraising and alumni relations plans, and offering feedback and counsel related to public outreach and communications.

Members (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Collins Days, Chair
  • Trustee Mady Deininger, Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Michelle Keates
  • Trustee Stephanie Lutz-Koch
  • Juan D. Chaparro, Student Trustee 
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Dan Nugent, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director, University Foundation
  • Brigid C. Harrison, Chair, Stockton University Foundation Board of Directors
  • Oliver Cooke, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Cindy Crager, Assistant Vice President for University Advancement
  • Geoff Pettifer, Associate Vice President for University Relations and Marketing
  • Susan Werner, Executive Director of Development

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 (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Raymond Ciccone, CPA, Chair 
  • Trustee Jose Lozano, Vice - Chair
  • Trusee Nancy Davis
  • Trustee Mady Deininger
  • Trustee Fotios Tjoumakaris
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Jennifer Potter, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer 
  • Richard Walker, Member, Stockton Foundation Board of Directors
  • Brian Kowalski, General Counsel

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 (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Jose Lozano, Chair
  • Trustee Kristi Hanselmann, Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Raymond Ciccone, CPA
  • Trustee Collins Days
  • Trustee Timothy Lowry
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Donald Hudson, Senior Vice President for Facilities & Operations
  • Michael Palladino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Jennifer Potter, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Christopher Catching, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Peter Baratta, Chief Officer for Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
  • Brian Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic City Campus
  • Brian Kowalski, General Counsel
  • Scott Huston, Vice President for Information Technology Services & Chief Information Officer
  • John Fritsch, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management & Plant Operations
  • Charles "Skip" West, Executive Director of Facilities Planning & Construction
  • Zheng Li, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Christivens Jean-Paul, Student Senate Representative

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 (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Timothy Lowry,  Chair
  • Trustee Fotios Tjoumakaris, Vice-Chair
  • Trustee Michelle Keates
  • Trustee Mukesh Roy
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Jennifer Potter, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Donald Hudson, Senior Vice President for Facilities & Operations
  • Michael Palladino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Christopher Catching, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Robert Heinrich, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Brian Kowalski, General Counsel
  • E. Michael Angulo, Vice President for Personnel, Labor & Government Relations
  • Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen, Administration & Finance Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Monika Pawlowska, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders,  Faculty Senate

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 (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Michelle Keates, Chair
  • Trustee Mady Deininger, Vice - Chair
  • Trustee Stephanie Lutz-Koch
  • Trustee Jose Lozano
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Michael Albrecht, Vice Chair, Stockton Foundation Board of Directors
  • Jennifer Potter, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Brian Kowalski, General Counsel
  • Michael Busler, Professor of Business Studies, Finance

The Student Success 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 success, such as representing the students’ interest in policy decisions, ensuring the allocation of financial resources to support the needs of students, and promoting diversity and inclusivity in student recruitment and retention. 

Members (2023-2024):

  • Trustee Kristi Hanselmann, Chair
  • Trustee Amy Kennedy, Vice-Chair
  • Trustee Sonia Gonsalves
  • Trustee Mukesh Roy
  • Juan D. Chaparro, Student Trustee
  • Terricita Sass, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff 
  • Christopher Catching, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Michael Palladino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Peter Baratta, Chief Officer for Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
  • Anthony Berich, Director of Athletics & Recreation
  • Ariane Hutchins-Newman, Associate Provost for Academic Success
  • Thierry Saintine, Assistant Professor of Mathematics & First-Year Studies
  • Tiana Rosario, Chair, Student Affairs Committee of Senate
  • Robert Heinrich, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Adrian Wiggins, Director of Public Safety
  • Valerie Hayes, Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion