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Kean University

About Kean

Kean is proud to be New Jersey’s urban research university. Founded in 1855, Kean prepares future leaders and innovators in business, the sciences, education and the arts and humanities while also fostering research that addresses issues in our very own communities.

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    A Vibrant, Diverse Campus Community

    From its roots as a teachers college, Kean has grown into a comprehensive, global institution of higher education serving a diverse enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Kean is committed to providing an affordable, accessible and world-class education that prepares students to climb higher in their chosen fields.

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    Meet President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D.

    Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., a visionary educator devoted to fostering equity and access to higher education for all students, was selected as the 18th leader of Kean University by the Kean Board of Trustees on May 11, 2020, following a comprehensive national search.


      Kean is a public university governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a President duly appointed by the Board. The Board currently consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor of New Jersey, as well as a student trustee representative elected annually by the student body. Pursuant to the Higher Education Restructuring Act of 1994, the Board has general supervision and oversight over the University. The President is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University and the implementation of policies established by the Board.

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      Our Faculty

      Recognized for teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and service, Kean faculty are committed to a long tradition of providing access and opportunity to students.

      Faculty Directory

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      Our Faculty

      Our Students

      Kean is nationally recognized for its diverse student body. Our students are distinguished by their commitment to service and community as well as their academic pursuits.

      Student Life

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      Our Students

      Our Alumni

      Creating a network of more than 100,000 worldwide, Kean alumni are leaders across various industries and remain connected to their alma mater and its students.

      Kean Alumni

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      Our Alumni
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      A Global University

      Kean delivers a world-class education that prepares students to compete in the global marketplace. The University has three campuses located in New Jersey, a virtual campus through Kean Online, and is the only public American university with a campus in China at Wenzhou-Kean University. Kean also offers many Travelearn and study abroad opportunities to help prepare students as citizens of the world.

        The Arts at Kean

        Kean University is a culturally rich environment that hosts an artist-in-residence program, visual arts exhibitions and musical and theatrical performances across campus. Kean's proximity to New York City, a global arts capital, offers unique opportunities to experience the world's best arts and entertainment.

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        Speaking Out for Human Rights

        Kean's Human Rights Institute holds a broad range of programs, including an annual conference, to raise awareness of human rights issues worldwide and inspire action among students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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