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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Appoints Morristown Woman VP of Admissions

Kathryn D. Kelly, of Morristown, has been appointed associate vice president for enrollment services and dean of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, senior vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. 

“Kathy has excelled in all of her past endeavors, and we anticipate that she will continue to do so in her new position,” said Bloom. 

“I am thrilled to step into this new position,” said Kelly.  “I enjoy working in admissions.  I look forward to bringing increasing numbers of qualified students to the NJIT campus to show them what this exciting university is about. Meeting prospective students and talking with them and their families is the best part of my job.   It’s so rewarding to help students navigate the college search process.”  To those ends, Kelly for the past six years, has made herself available to high school youngsters and their parents by offering to schools a one-hour presentation she will deliver at night at the school.  

“My talk –which always elicits spirited questions and comments—focuses on the entire college choice process:  search, application and admission,” said Kelly.  “I stress concrete steps and actions that students and their parents should take, and what they can expect to see happen throughout the college admissions process.  It’s especially helpful to families who are sending their first youngster off to college.  I take a lot of questions from the audience –which is good because so many people often have the same questions—and try hard to demystify the process.”

Kelly began her NJIT career in 1986, moving up from her first job as admissions counselor to her most recent position as director of admissions.  Kelly’s other accomplishments at NJIT in the last 10 years have included bringing in a freshman class with increasingly higher SAT scores and class rank.  She also increased the size of the freshman class, created a merit scholarship program to attract higher quality students and produced award winning publication packages. 

Prior to arriving at NJIT, Kelly worked in administrative positions at Rider College, Lawrenceville; Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO; Canisius College, Buffalo. 

Kelly graduated from Marquette University with a BA in psychology.  She received an MBA from Canisius College.

For more information about NJIT admissions policies, applying to NJIT or how to book Kelly for a talk at your school, call (973) 596-3309.

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.