James Wellen, Voorhees, has been appointed director of development in the Office of University Advancement at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Wellen will be responsible for fund-raising activities for the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT.
Wellen has extensive fundraising experience and has worked for such organizations as Alexian Brothers Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, the Graduate Health System, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Graham Pelton Consulting, Inc. He continues to be a fundraising consultant in his own firm, James Wellen & Associates.
Wellen has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Upsala College and a master’s degree in management from the New School for Social Research. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. For more information about NJSOA, contact Wellen at 973-596- 3351.
One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.