The Commission’s mission is to bring together leaders in academia, business and State government to identify and stimulate academic-business collaborations to advance economic development and employment.
The Commission will focus on life sciences, information technology and other high-tech sectors to continue the State’s leadership in research and development.
- Dr. Robert Barchi, President, Rutgers University
- Christopher L. Eisgruber, President, Princeton University
- Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ
- Janet Eickhoff, Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, Thomas Edison State College
- Dr. David P. Haney, President, Centenary University
“It is an honor to be appointed to this important new commission,” said Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ.
“Collaboration across business, higher education and government is critical to advancing innovation and growing New Jersey’s economy,” Hart continued. “It will be a pleasure to serve on the Commission and I look forward to working with such a prestigious group of leaders. I look forward to keeping our Members apprised of this work.”
BioNJ acknowledges the Governor as well as the legislators who sponsored the legislation that created the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships: Assemblywomen Joann Downey, Mila M. Jasey, and Pamela R. Lampitt; Assemblymen Thomas P. Giblin, Jamel C. Holley, Gordon M. Johnson, Gary S. Schaer, Benjie E. Wimberly, and Andrew Zwicker; and Senators Christopher Bateman, Thomas H. Kean Jr. and M. Teresa Ruiz.