Charles J. Fey, EdD, Vice President for Academic Support and Student Affairs

Charles Fey, EdDDr. Charles J. Fey is the vice president for academic support and student affairs at The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he continues his commitment to creating a campus climate that promotes student achievement and student success.  His personal philosophy of student engagement extends to the development of innovative programs that inspire challenging and engaging student experiences and encourage each student to reach for his/her dream and work until it is achieved.

Dr. Fey’s strong record of accomplishments demonstrates his deep understanding of emerging issues and trends that affect metropolitan campuses and the students who attend them.  In addition to his direct involvement with students, Fey oversees numerous offices and departments at NJIT, including enrollment management (Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar), academic support (New Student Programs and Services, Center for Academic & Personal Enrichment, Academic Advising, EOP and Student Support Services, Pre-College Programs including Upward Bound and Trio), student life (Dean of Students, Parents and Veterans’ Services, International Student Services, Campus Center and Campus Life, Residence Life, Learning Communities and Service Learning/Community Service), student development (Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career Center), and athletics and recreation (Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals, Physical Education)  Fey also chairs numerous campus administrative committees, including the Strategic Enrollment Planning Committee, Scholarship Committee, Academic Appeals Committee, Financial Cancellation Reinstatement Committee, Board of Trustees’ Student Affairs Committee (co-chair), and serves on the Capacities Planning Committee, NJIT Marketing and Branding Committee and various others. 

Fey actively participates in student affairs business on a national level and holds or has held board positions in ACPA (Executive Board, Directorate of the Commission on Administrative Leadership, and the Foundation Board), NASPA (Region II Vice President, and the Executive Board) and APLU (NASULGC) Student Affairs Council Executive Board.  He was the founding president of the Massachusetts College Personnel Association and was president of the Texas Association of College and University Personnel Association (TACUSPA).  Fey has received numerous awards including the Esther Lloyd Jones Professional Service Award from ACPA; is a Diamond Honoree of ACPA’s Foundation; twice received the Outstanding Service award from the Commission on Administrative Leadership of ACPA; and an exemplary service award from MCPA.

Fey earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and his masters of education degree in counselor education, college student personnel services, both from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Texas A&M University. Prior to being at NJIT, he was the vice president for student affairs at The University of Akron; was vice president for student affairs at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); dean of students at the University of Texas at El Paso; served as vice president and dean of student life at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio; dean of students at St. Mary’s University also in San Antonio, TX; associate dean of student affairs at Keene State College; director of housing/resident life at Catholic University of America and as associate dean of students, director of residence life, director of counseling and career services and acting director of financial aid at Newbury Jr. College in Boston, MA.

Married to Melba Ann Fey since 1985, Charlie and Melba have two daughters, Kelly Prestel, living in Boston, MA and Chelsea Fey, living in Arlington, VA and two sons, Lloyd Lopez and Matt Lopez, who live in San Antonio, TX