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Marvin Adames, in a blue suit, white shirt and striped blue tie

Kean Assistant Vice President Selected for National Leadership Academy

Kean Assistant Vice President for Student Retention and Dean of Students Marvin Adames, J.D., joins the latest cohort of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.
Artist Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern stands before a painting of a woman, with gray hair and pink boa.

Cleverly Defiant Body of Work by Figurative Artist Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern Opens at Kean

The works of the award-winning American figurative artist, known for re-contextualizing art-historical images within a contemporary setting, are on display at the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery in the exhibition, "RE: History Contemporary Takes" through December 8.
A woman sings on an outdoor, colorful stage, with an audience sitting on lawn chairs

Jazz & Roots Music Festival at Kean Features Reggae, Fusion and Fun

Kean University invites the public to its third annual Jazz & Roots Music Festival, a free, outdoor celebration of an eclectic variety of music, at the Kean campus on Saturday, September 23.
A young man with a beard, wearing a business suit, stands on the field at Metlife Stadium.

Kean Business Student Scores Jobs with Both NY Jets and NY Giants

When Kean University senior Sebastian Salazar graduated from high school in 2020, he wrote in his yearbook that his 10-year goal was to work for an NFL franchise.
A large red bird with dark plume and open wings flies in a room with a chandelier.

Collage Works by Internationally Recognized Artists at Kean

The Galleries at Kean University features the top artistic talent in the medium of collage this Fall with the National Collage Society: 39th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery through Saturday, September 30.

Kean Reveals New Keanu Mascot

Kean University unleashes its power as New Jersey’s research university to give the Kean cougar mascot a makeover for the new school year. Check out Keanu’s transformation.
Four students, two women and two men, sit at a table with their laptops, outdoors on Kean's Union campus

Kean Enrollment Grows to Highest Total in History

More than 17,000 students from 82 countries and 35 states are registered at Kean University this fall, marking record enrollment that showcases the urban research university’s tremendous growth worldwide.
A side view of Kean University Repollet at the Wilkins Theatre podium, with the audience in front of him and the Kean seal projected on a wall.

On the 'Threshold of a New Era,' Kean President Marks Opening Day

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., announced record enrollment of registered new students and highlighted the University’s role as an anchor institution during his annual Opening Day address.
Jessica Thurlow, new dean of CLA, stands in front of CAS

Kean Q&A: College of Liberal Arts Welcomes Dean Jessica Thurlow, Ph.D.

A student-centered academic leader who was drawn to Kean’s "deep focus on access and affordability," Thurlow plans to nurture and grow programs in the CLA and create connections among Kean's colleges and across its campuses.
James Konopack, new dean of CHPHS, stands in front of NAAB

Kean Q&A: Dean James Konopack, Ph.D., Joins CHPHS

A New Jersey native, Konopack envisions the College of Health Professions and Human Services as a leader for interprofessional education and collaborative, evidence-based practice, and a cultivator of "future generations of healthcare practitioners and scholars."