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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Cost Containment and Revenue Enhancement Initiatives


Institutional Savings

  • Public-private partnerships – Contracts with a private entity that permits the private entity to assume full financial and administrative responsibility for the on-campus construction, reconstruction, repair, alteration, improvement or extension of a building, structure, or facility of the institutions; the private entity finances the entire project; the college/university retains full ownership of the land upon which the project is completed.  Such projects at NJASCU institutions in recent years represent investments totaling an estimated one billion dollars.
  • Development campaigns – In recent years, NJASCU institutions have ramped up fundraising efforts and raised millions of dollars dedicated to supporting student scholarships and fellowships, and campus facilities.
  • Facilities rentals – University athletic facilities, meeting rooms, dormitories, conference space are marketed as rental sites during off-season and off-peak times.
  • NJEdge – As a member-driven, non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey, NJEdge provides to its members valuable technology savings, such as Internet circuit provisioning and reduced VMWare consortium-based licensing costs.
  • Virtual Academic Library Environment of NJ (VALE) – Inter-institutional information connectivity and collaborative library offers greater access to scholarly information for less money.
  • Purchasing cooperatives – This practice provides both cost avoidance and cost savings, depending on the specific goods or services being procured.
  • Energy efficiency initiatives.
  • Basic budgetary belt-tightening – including streamlining staff, refinancing debt, and using in-house, rather than out-sourced, service providers for such jobs as institutional research analytics and web-based video production. 

Student Savings

  • Accelerated five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs.
  • Community college partnerships – Different types of partnerships with community colleges make college more affordable for students, such as providing seamless transfers without the loss of time or credit.
  • Continuing studies course expansion – The non-degree course offerings provide additional credentials for adult learners to accelerate their careers.
  • Student advising initiatives – such as DegreeWorks – systems for student advising, helping to keep students on track to finish their degrees in four years.


January 9, 2019

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