Presidential Installation of Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D.
On Thursday, October 14, Kean University celebrated the Installation of Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., as the university's 18th leader. A proud Kean alumnus, Dr. Repollet brings a wealth of experience to his role as president, including time as NJ Commissioner of Education. During his tenure at Kean, he has already implemented a visionary and equitable agenda that has garnered national recognition for innovation.
Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., a visionary educator devoted to fostering equity for all students, was selected as the 18th leaderof Kean University by the Kean Board of Trustees on May 11, 2020 following a comprehensive national search. Repollet has long ties to Kean, having earned his master’s degree in educational administration from the University in 2000. He served on the Kean Board of Trustees from 2011 until 2018, assuming the role of secretary as well as chair of the Academic Policy and Programs Committee.
Before becoming Kean’s president, Repollet served two and a half years as the Commissioner of Education under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, overseeing the shift to remote education amid the COVID-19 pandemic and playing a key role in planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Prior to that leadership role, he was superintendent of the Asbury Park School District for more than three years and principal of Carteret High School for more than 9 years. He began his career in education as a mathematics teacher and coach in the East Orange School District.
Repollet is Kean University’s first Black president and was the first Black commissioner of education of the State of New Jersey and the first Black principal of Carteret High School. Continued...
Join in the celebration as President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., is installed as the 18th leader of Kean University on Thursday, October 14.
The day has been designated as Kean Spirit Day, and all members of the campus community are encouraged to wear Kean gear or Kean colors to add to the day’s festivities. In addition, members of the Kean community are encouraged to gather in two campus locations — the Atrium of Miron Student Center and in the Atrium of Hynes Hall — to view the event on a big screen.
The day’s events kick off with a marching band procession through campus, beginning at 2:40 p.m. outside of Harwood Arena. The campus community is encouraged to come out to Cougar Walk to watch the procession as it moves past Miron Student Center and the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons to Wilkins Theatre.