Dr. Kathleen M. Waldron is the seventh president of William Paterson University, one of the largest public universities in New Jersey with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 250 academic programs. Located in Wayne, New Jersey, and affiliated with universities in China, Scotland, Japan and the Netherlands, William Paterson University is a leader in science, business, nursing, teacher education and music programs; has a vibrant sustainability program marked by the largest solar panel installation in the Northeast; and boasts a record number of Fulbright Fellows among its distinguished faculty.  As President,    Dr. Waldron has increased the number of full-time faculty, led the completion of a Strategic Plan 2012-2022, and started a building and capital campaign to ensure the future of the University.

Dr. Waldron has more than 15 years of experience in higher education and 17 years in international banking. Prior to joining William Paterson University in 2010, Dr. Waldron served as President of Baruch College CUNY from 2004 through 2009 and worked at Citibank for 14 years where she directed strategic planning for the Global Private Bank. She also served as Dean of the College of Business at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus from 1998 to 2004.  Dr. Waldron holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Latin American History from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Social Science Research Council Fellowship and recently was recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in New Jersey by NJBIZ. Dr. Waldron serves on the boards of the Tinker Foundation, the Hamilton Partnership, NJEDge.Net, and the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. She was also honored by the North Jersey Federal Credit Union with the First Annual Women History Makers in North Jersey award and received the West Bergen Mental Healthcare Distinguished Service Award. She is also one of the founding members of the New Jersey Campus Compact.  She has written about Venezuela and speaks extensively about leadership and higher education.

Kathleen Waldron
President, William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973-720-2222
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Kathleen M. Waldron