E. Michael Angulo, Esq.
As Vice President for Personnel, Labor & Government Relations, Michael oversees operations related to human resources, labor relations, and equity and workplace related functions for the University and its over 1,700 full-time and part-time employees. In his Government Relations role, he works with the Governor’s office, Legislature, Congressional delegation, and other public officials, as well as the business community, on advancing the university’s initiatives. These include advocacy related to equitable State funding, economic development, investment in higher education, and legislation impacting higher education.
Michael serves on the boards of the National Aviation Research and Technology Park, and The Chamber of Commerce of South Jersey. Michael is also a member of the President’s Cabinet and University’s Leadership Council.
Previously, Michael served as Vice President of Administration and Finance where he was responsible for the University’s business and fiscal affairs including Procurement, Bursar, Finance and Budget, Controller, and Accounts Payable at a time when the university’s operating revenue approached $220 million.
Michael has also served as Stockton University’s General Counsel providing legal advice to the University President, Board of Trustees, Cabinet officials, Deans, faculty, and schools/departments on matters including litigation strategy, State contracting guidelines, premises liability, civil rights, employment law, federal law including Title IX and FERPA, intellectual property, and real estate transactions/development. He also served as Adjunct Faculty at the University’s School of Business.
Michael’s over 25 years as an attorney includes leadership in the legal, business, governmental, and higher education sectors, as well as grass roots community organizations. Following several years in private practice, he served in the Office of Chief Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey advising on matters involving higher education, banking, insurance, consumer affairs, economic development, and public finance. He was then appointed by the Governor to serve as Executive Director/CEO of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (“HESAA”). Under Michael, HESAA’s assets grew to over $9 billion. He managed 200 employees, overseeing all Authority operations.
Michael received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Management from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received a Juris Doctor from the Rutgers University School of Law. Following law school, Michael served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Lario, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey. He has been admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Michael also obtained an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Management from the Rutgers University School of Business.
An active community volunteer, Michael served on the Governor’s Asian Advisory Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission, the New Jersey Asian American Commission, the Diversity Committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Supreme Court of New Jersey Committee on Minority Concerns, and the District IV Ethics Committee. He was the 2007-08 President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, and was co-chair of the Legislative Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, representing over 40,000 Asian American attorneys nationwide. He has served as Counsel to numerous Asian American organizations locally and nationally.
Michael is a 2004 Fellow of the Lead New Jersey Program. He was honored as the Professional Lawyer of the Year by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, and is the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association Service to the Community Award.