Bloom Named President of NJIT
Former state education official joined the school in 1990
De. Joel S. Bloom was officially installed as the eighth president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology at the school’s Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility earlier this month.
The ceremony comes as the school was ranked sixth in the nation for diversity by the news magazine US News and World Report.
Among those attending the ceremony were former governor and Tom Kean, who also served as president of Drew University, and Mayor Cory Booker.
“He leads with a moral compass, imagination and what our city, state and nation needs,” Booker said of Bloom.
In his role as dean of the Dorman Honors College and vice president for student and academic services, Bloom has been integral in shaping NJIT’s academic plan.
Bloom was the research director and instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University and also served as an assistant commissioner in the state Department of Education from 1983 to 1990, when he came to NJIT. At the school, he served in a variety of capacities and was eventually named vice president for academic and student services, overseeing nine divisions of the university.
In 1998, Bloom was appointed the first dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, in addition to his vice president responsibilities. The Honors College currently enrolls over 650 students who come from 15 states and several foreign countries.