Jason Kroll: Who is NJCU’s Acting President


Jason Kroll with Students at Orientation

Nick Camejo

NJCU selected Jason Kroll to serve as interim president after the resignation of Sue Henderson in June. Kroll takes on this role already as a member of the NJCU community.

For the past five years, he has served as the Vice President for Advancement and Chief Strategy Officer. As interim president, he will now be tasked in addressing the financial crisis faced by the university.

Upon accepting this new role, Kroll immediately reassured the NJCU community in his first statement as acting President. In his message,he wrote, “I can promise there will be full transparency in all our communications with the campus community. That begins today with this message.”

Kroll has extensive experience in generating income through fundraising and marketing. He graduated from Drew University and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Kroll has more than 25 years of solid business experience in key leadership roles. Prior to NJCU,he was vice president for External Affairs at Monmouth University. He worked as the senior associate athletic director of External Affairs at Rutgers University, as well as the assistant vice president for the Rutgers Foundation. He also served as the director of Development for Rutgers’College of Arts and Sciences.

Kroll has also been a marketing manager for Sports Illustrated and director of Marketing and Development for the National Football Foundation.

While President Kroll seems to be more than qualified to hold the position as the interim president, he has made it very clear that he accepted the position on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement can be found. There is no doubt that the upcoming weeks and months for NJCU will be a time of uncertainty and challenges.