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

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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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Helping schools, colleges and universities to develop state-of-the-art facilities essential to advancing education and meeting the needs of the 21st century campus.

With the resources to bring projects to fruition more quickly and affordably than most public agencies, Provident can provide much needed housing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, as well as classrooms, laboratories, and other essential facilities at schools, colleges, and universities. Provident advances education by collaborating with schools, colleges and universities to develop, finance, construct and operate facilities that serve these vital institutions, including those designed for education and research. Provident offers colleges an alternative to conventional site development methods by undertaking the planning, financing, ownership, and operation of properties for the long-term benefit of the institution and its students. We go a step further, offering services and programs designed to help schools, colleges, and universities fulfill their educational mission.

"The capital outlay process is very laborious, but when you need new facilities, you usually need them right now. Provident has been able to accelerate that timeline. The extent to which an organization like Provident can come to the table and partner with a university is a tremendous value added for the institution."
— Dr. Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges

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