To: NJIT Faculty, Students, and Staff
From: Robert A. Altenkirch, President
Date: January 22, 2003
Subject: Governorís Health Commission Steering Committee
Dr. David Beck, President and CEO, Coriell Institute for Medical Research
Ms. Ida Castro, Commissioner, NJ Department of Personnel
Ms. Lucille Davy, Special Counsel (for education) to the Governor
Mr. Laurence Downes, Chair, NJ Commission on Higher Education; Chairman and CEO, NJ Resources Corporation
Dr. Vera King Farris, President, Stockton College of NJ
Mr. Leslie Goodman, Chair, Board of Trustees, Rutgers
Mr. Harvey Holzberg, Chair, Board of Trustees, UMDNJ
Dr. Clifton Lacy, Commissioner, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services
Ms. Judy Lewent, Executive VP and CFO, Merck
Dr. Richard McCormick, President, Rutgers
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mr. Gene O’Hara, Chair, Board of Governors, Rutgers
Dr. Robert Saporito, Senior VP for Academic Affairs, UMDNJ
Mr. Charles Sessa, Chair, Board of Trustees, Cooper Health System
Dr. Harold Shapiro, President Emeritus and Prof. of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton
Dr. Carl Van Horn, Director, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers
Dr. Zachary Yamba, President, Essex County College
Castro and Van Horn were recently added to the Steering Committee to serve in a leadership role in securing input from various stakeholder groups, including community leaders, organized labor leaders, etc.
The regular meetings of the Steering Committee are not open to the public. Periodic reports will be issued by the Committee, and there will be open sessions from time to time as well. The three University Committees discussed in the Commission’s report are in the process of being formed. They will be making recommendations to the Steering Committee on details of how each of the three universities might operate.
We will keep you posted as much as we can on the work of the Steering Committee and the University Committees and Issue Groups, i.e., the committees set up to advise the University Committees and Steering Committee, depending on whether a particular issue is “local” or “system-side.” The next meeting of the Committee is 20 February. Be assured that Jim Kennedy and I will continue to be vigorous advocates for NJIT and for our university to be a major participant in the deliberations of the Steering Committee.