On Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022, ICUNJ hosted its first ever Presidents’ Networking Reception in the beautiful Erlanger Gardens at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The event provided an opportunity for our College Presidents, higher ed decision makers, members of our Board of Advisors, corporate sponsors, and other friends and supporters of ICUNJ to meet and mingle in person while we showcased some of the important work The Independent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey does on behalf the 14 private institutions in New Jersey.
Monmouth President Patrick Leahy welcomed our group to his beautiful campus, and ICUNJ President Steve Reynolds gave additional welcoming remarks thanking those in attendance for joining us, and acknowledged three retiring board members. The honored retirees are Sharon Landgraf, Senior Vice President of PNC Bank, Karen Jezierny, Director of State Affairs at Princeton University, and Frank D’Amelio, Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Pfizer. Our board is happy to welcome Gina Spinelli, Relationship Manager at PNC will fill Sharon Landgraf’s vacancy, and Hilary Parker, Princeton University Vice President and Secretary who will fill Karen Jezierny’s vacancy. ICUNJ VP MaryAlice Brueninger introduced three ICUNJ students who were present at the reception and introduced a Student Testimonial video featuring the top three high scoring 2022 URS Scholarship recipients who discussed how their scholarships have helped them.
The venue, food, weather, and the company were all top tier. It was truly a beautiful evening all around.
The Inaugural Presidents’ Networking Reception was made possible with the help of our generous sponsors.
Presenting Sponsors: Gourmet Dining, Investors Bank, Pfizer
Lead Sponsors: Aramark, Gibbons, Torcon, and Sordoni
Program Sponsors: Johnson Controls and PNC Bank
Collaborating Sponsors: California Casualty, Holt Construction, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, Meeker, Sharkey, Hurley Risk Strategies, NK Architecture, Raymond James, and TD Bank
Supporting Sponsors: Affinity LTC, Bank of America, CohnReznick, and New Jersey Alliance for Action