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“Dr. Foster is an accomplished academic leader with a passion for public education. She embodies our values and brings visionary leadership, a strong academic perspective, and long-range strategic planning skills that will continue to position TCNJ for the future as a national exemplar.”

Jorge Caballero, Chairman, TCNJ Board of Trustees

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Getting to Know the President-Elect

Community Voices


  • R. Barbara Gitenstein
    President
    The College of New Jersey
    I am thrilled by Kathryn Foster’s selection as TCNJ’s 16th president. She has the right experience to prepare her for this role...

  • James H. Page
    Chancellor
    University of Maine
    President Foster is a dynamic and extraordinarily talented higher education leader and advocate.

  • Susanne Svizeny ’79
    Chair
    Presidential Search Committee
    Dr. Foster has demonstrated leadership in higher education with a commitment to shared governance, a passion for...

  • Jane Wong
    Dean
    School of Humanities
    and Social Sciences
    We in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kate Foster to TCNJ.

  • Christopher Blakeley ’19
    President
    TCNJ Student Government
    Dr. Foster will be a president for the students. She wants to listen and learn from every single student she encounters...

  • Amanda Norvell
    Professor of Biology
    TCNJ Faculty Senate President
    Dr. Foster will balance both inward-looking goals, such as maintaining the teacher-scholar model, and creating infrastructure...

  • Priscilla Nuñez ’18
    Student Representative
    TCNJ Board of Trustees
    Dr. Foster recognizes the quality of the student body here at TCNJ and is committed to elevating our prestige as an institution...

  • Ken Baumann ’82
    President
    TCNJ Alumni Association
    Dr. Foster understands and appreciates the values and traditions of the college. She will be a leader who helps...

  • Ivonne Cruz ’94, MA ’07
    Director
    EOF and the Center for
    Student Success
    Her commitment to diversity, which was consistently evident throughout the search process, will ensure that a wider group...

  • Sean Stallings
    Assistant Vice President
    TCNJ Student Affairs
    I was impressed with how she approaches decisions. She desires real discourse and engages in systems thinking within...

  • Allen Silk
    Chair
    TCNJ Foundation Board
    The Campaign for TCNJ succeeded in greatly expanding the network of individuals who are committed to the college’s success.

  • Joe O’Brien
    President
    TCNJ Staff Senate
    As a sitting president, Dr. Foster understands the important role that shared governance and transparency play...