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NJIT Board of Trustees Accepts Resignation of NJIT President Altenkirch

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees accepts with regret the resignation of Robert A. Altenkirch, President of NJIT since 2002, effective on or about November 1. 

The Board, fully aware of the transition, congratulates Dr. Altenkirch as being named President of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, is thankful for his services to NJIT, and wishes him well in his professional pursuits.

NJIT and its strong management team will continue to move forward with University programs and provide high-value services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, the City of Newark and State of New Jersey.  The Board of Trustees Executive Committee and President Altenkirch are closely managing this transition. The Board of Trustees will be meeting to consider appointing an Interim President in order to provide for a smooth transition and continuation of all NJIT initiatives, as well as the naming of a search committee.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.