NJIT Community
Robert A. Altenkirch
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Interim Provost and Acting VP for Academic and Student Services

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Bloom as Interim Provost effective April 1, 2004. Joel has served as Vice President for Academic and Student Services at NJIT since 1990 and as Dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College since 1998. Prior to his arrival at NJIT, Joel served as Assistant Commissioner in the New Jersey Department of Education. Joel holds the Ed.D. and M.Ed. degrees from Columbia University, the M.A. degree in social sciences from Hunter College, The City University of New York, and the B.A. in economics from Hunter.

Joel’s knowledge of higher education, especially in New Jersey, and his extensive knowledge of and experience at NJIT will be invaluable in his role as Interim Provost. Making Joel’s appointment effective April 1, rather than the initially anticipated date of July 1, allows him to be part of the budgeting process and implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Provost’s area and provides for a smooth transition from an Interim to the next Provost.

I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Anderson as Acting Vice President for Academic and Student Services. Bill was initially hired at NJIT in 1987 as Dean of Enrollment Planning. In 1990, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and has served as Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services at NJIT since 2000. Bill holds the Ph.D. and MBA degrees from Rutgers University, the M.S. degree in student personnel services from Indiana State University, and the M.S. degree in Computer Science and the B.A. degree in English from Marist College. Bill’s appointment is also effective April 1, during which time he will continue to maintain his responsibilities in Enrollment Services.

I’m sure you join me in congratulating Joel and Bill on their appointments and look forward to working with them in their new capacities.