150 West State Street. Trenton NJ 08608 -- 609-989-1100 office

Association Staff

Barbara Berreski, JD, MS

Chief Executive Officer

Director, Government & Legal Affairs



Patricia S. Berry

Chief Operating Officer


Pamela J. Hersh

Communications & Public Affairs


Support Staff

Charlene R. Pipher

Executive Assistant/Web Design


Terry Toth

Part-Time Secretarial Assistant


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New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities

150 West State Street

Trenton, New Jersey 08608

609-989-1100 office

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Founded 1980, Montclair


Montclair State University enrolled 20,987 graduate and undergraduate students in fall 2016 in its 10 colleges and schools. The university, long a leader in graduate education in New Jersey, was designed in 2016 as a Research Doctoral University by the national Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With a new classification, Montclair State moves from a master’s to a doctoral research institution, reaching a major academic milestone. The designation recognizes the university’s increased number of doctoral students in research fields, as well as its growing ability to attract significant funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Education.  On July 21, 2017, Montclair officially obtained state designation as a public research university.

New facilities for the School of Communication and Media added in 2017 feature leading-edge technology, including a 4K studio, interoperable control rooms, a dedicated film studio and broadcast-ready newsroom, make the new facility the most technologically advanced broadcast and media production facility at any university in the nation. The school’s groundbreaking Center for Cooperative Media continues to help Montclair State bolster news coverage for New Jersey residents, while also providing students with pre-professional training in an evolving field.

Renovations to Partridge Hall provide a home for The Graduate School and the new School of Nursing. Launched to address both a regional and national shortage of qualified nurses in a health care environment that is undergoing radical changes, the School of Nursing enrolled its first students in an RN to BSN degree program in fall 2016.

The Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy, with its own faculty and professional staff, oversees groundbreaking interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as public service initiatives for children and families of New Jersey and the agencies that serve them.

The University Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, which serves as the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence, coordinates all statewide autism research and treatment funded by the Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism.

Montclair State’s new Center for Clinical Services opened in fall 2016, providing the general public with a host of programs and services, from mental health counseling to literacy development. It also serves as a research hub, offering students professionally supervised opportunities to develop skills in treating clients of all ages and backgrounds.

Montclair State received substantial grants in FY 2016, including awards from the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, NASA, the John Templeton Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the State of New Jersey.

Updated 2017

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