Who We Are


Student Affairs supports the mission of NJIT by fostering an inclusive campus and a sense of belonging for all. Through quality innovative programs and services, the division develops supportive environments and enriching experiences that promote student success, engagement, wellbeing, healthy relationships, and personal responsibility.


Student Affairs cultivates opportunities for every student to engage, lead, and contribute to the betterment of the world as responsible and socially just citizens.

  • Collaboration
    We believe our community thrives when people work together to actively share programs, services, and resources that benefit the student experience.
  • Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive community that values diverse people and perspectives. 
  • Integrity
    We strive for high ethical standards through our actions and decisions to positively impact our community.
  • Leadership
    We promote and model positive effective leadership and offer opportunities for students to enhance their academic experiences and become change agents.
  • Student Success & Wellness
    We believe students are central to our mission and strive to promote academic success, personal development, and wellness. 
Marybeth Boger
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students 
Matthew Blanar
Director of Student Life
Kristie Damell
Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
Phyllis Bolling
Director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
Sean Dowd
Associate Dean of Students
Karen Quackenbush
Director of Residence Life

Charnette Hockaday
Associate Dean of Students

Deneen Scuderi
Director of Campus Health Services


Know Where to Go

The staff and the departments within the Division of Student Affairs support the holistic student experience and aim to help students and family members navigate the collegiate experience.

Campus Wide Notification System Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
Frequently Asked Questions Getting Involved in Student Life
Living on Campus Health Services
Reporting Student Concerns Student Policies 

Areas Within Student Affairs

NJIT Students Get Involved

Students have opportunities to be leaders inside and outside of the classroom

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Loumy Volmar

“I’ve learned that being a leader is to care about others and to learn together. It's about bringing people together and helping them reach their full potential.”

Loumy Volmar

Anuja Badeti

“Getting involved on campus changed the trajectory of my career, helped me build a strong network, and has made me dream bigger than ever before.”

Anuja Badeti