FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kean Trustees Reelected to Top Positions
UNION, N.J. In a unanimous vote held Tuesday, September 16, the Kean University Board of Trustees reelected Robert W. Cockren, Esq., of Westfield, N.J., as chairman of the board. Two additional trustees were also chosen to remain in their leadership roles. They are Dr. Vivian Rodriguez of West Orange, N.J., as vice chair, and William Shiebler of Park City, Utah, as secretary.
Cockren has been a member of Kean’s Board of Trustees since 1998 and was first elected chair in 2001. He serves as a managing partner of the Short Hills, N.J., law offices of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP, a national firm with more than 600 lawyers in nine cities throughout the country. He also maintains an office in the firm’s Rockefeller Plaza office in New York City. In addition, Cockren serves as the town attorney for Westfield.
“I’m very excited to continue as chairman and look forward
to serving the University and its students,” Cockren said. “Over
the past three years, the Board has successfully worked together to ensure
a positive future for Kean, and I am happy to be given the opportunity
to guide our plans to fruition.”
Shiebler joined the Board of Trustees in 2000 and was first elected as secretary in 2001. He retired in March 1999 as president and CEO of Putnam Mutual Funds and has served as vice chair and senior advisor to Putnam Investments. He was also chair of the board of Pacific Corporate Group and is currently the CEO of Deutsche Asset Management Americas in New York City.