To: NJIT Faculty and Staff
From: Robert A. Altenkirch
Date: February 8, 2004
Subject: Ted Johnson Appointed VP for Human Resources
I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Theodore T. Johnson as vice president for human resources. Ted, who had been serving as acting vice president for human resources, began his career at NJIT twenty years ago. He arrived with a strong understanding of the human relations function, especially affirmative action issues. Prior to joining NJIT, Johnson had been assistant director for affirmative action at the downtown campus of the University of Houston. Before that position, he was coordinator of the affirmative action program at the Milwaukee campus of the University of Wisconsin.
Ted’s most recent position at NJIT, prior to serving in the acting capacity, was that of Executive Director of Compliance, Training, and Community Relations. While at NJIT, Johnson, a resident of Newark, has worked in many volunteer positions to help people who live in some of New Jersey’s poorest towns and cities. Economic development, justice and cultural awareness number among his primary interests.
Ted currently represents the university as a member of the Advocates for New Jersey’s Children. He recently completed a five-year appointment to the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board. He is a member of the Newark Museum Council and Black Film Festival, the Science Park Marketing Committee and the Board of Directors of Tri-City Peoples Corporation, which serves Irvington, Newark and East Orange. His responsibilities include chairing the agency’s human resources committee.
Ted received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; his master’s degree in human resource management from NJIT, and his PhD in higher education administration from Fordham University. We look forward to working with Ted in his responsibilities for administration and leadership of our human resource function.