Vincent Lombardo, of Bayonne, has been named a new development director in the NJIT Office for University Advancement. Lombardo is an experienced fundraising professional who has been assigned to work with NJIT Newark College of Engineering Dean Sunil Saigal.
Lombardo was recently employed at United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson as director of development and public relations, where he created an aggressive development and marketing program. Prior to that Lombardo was the vice president of development & foundation at Bayonne Medical Center. During Lombardo’s tenure, he served as a member of the executive team, as well as the executive vice president of the medical center’s foundation, responsible for its daily operation and governance.
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 11,300 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 cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $120 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.