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Departure of two cabinet members brings staffing changes across campus

Departure of two cabinet members brings staffing changes across campus
Matthew Golden, VP for College Relations and Advancement

 In November, Matthew Golden was appointed vice president for college relations and advancement, replacing former vice president John Marcy, who accepted a position with RWJ University Hospital Foundation. 

Golden’s tenure at TCNJ began in 2004, and during his time here he has served in several capacities, most recently as executive director of public affairs and strategic programs. In his new role, he leads the areas of alumni affairs, community and government relations, development, grants and sponsored research, enterprise initiatives, summer and off-campus programs, conference and meeting services, and communications and public relations. 

Golden has a bachelor’s in sociology from Princeton University; a master’s in communication from Rutgers University; and a doctorate in higher education leadership from George Washington University. Prior to arriving at TCNJ, Golden held positions at New Jersey’s Department of the Treasury and Kean University, and also played minor league baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. 

The youngest vice president at TCNJ at 38, click here to read about what Golden learned through athletics, the struggles he experienced that helped to shape his character, and why a meeting in Cardinal manager Joe Torre’s office was memorable.

Shortly after his appointment, Golden named William Behre, former dean of the School of Education, as assistant vice president of grants, enterprise initiatives, and summer and off-campus programs—a new position in the Division of Advancement. 

“Bill has served TCNJ as a faculty member, department chair, and dean for 13 years, and during that time he has…demonstrated marked success in the procurement of grants and in managing various revenue-generating programs run through the School of Education,” said Golden. “Those experiences will serve him well as he begins his new and vital duties, which directly support the College’s need to diversify revenue streams while remaining true to its mission.” 

Behre has a bachelor’s in economics from Vassar College, a master’s in special education from Hunter College, and a doctorate in education from the University of Michigan. Vice Provost Mark Kiselica is serving as interim dean of education until a full-time replacement is found. 

There were two other changes within the Division of Advancement. Pete Manetas was appointed associate vice president for development, becoming the College’s senior development officer with responsibility for TCNJ’s ongoing fundraising operations. Also, Stacy Schuster was named executive director of college relations, and now oversees institutional communications as well as government and community relations. 

Lisa McCarthy ’88, ’91 is continuing in her role as director of alumni affairs. 

Lloyd Ricketts, Treasurer

In January, Lloyd Ricketts was appointed Treasurer following the retirement in December of Barbara Wineberg ’82. Ricketts joined the College in 1999 as director of general accounting and procurement services and was promoted in 2001 to associate treasurer, where his primary responsibilities were maintaining the fiscal integrity of the College’s financial operations and assisting the treasurer in developing long-term financial strategies. Under Ricketts’ leadership, the College successfully implemented a new financial system with improved financial reporting for the campus, as well as other initiatives aimed at providing financial service improvements to the community. 

Ricketts holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in public finance from New York University. 

After earning bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and accounting, Wineberg began working at the College as an accountant in 1982. Over the years she held management positions in legal services, environmental services, and human resources, and later, leadership positions in business services and budget management, before becoming the College’s treasurer and chief financial officer in 2001. 

In her e-mail to campus announcing Wineberg’s retirement, President Gitenstein praised her former treasurer’s fiscal acumen. “Thanks, in large measure, to Barbara’s efforts, the three major rating agencies (Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch) have acknowledged TCNJ’s strong financial performance,” the president wrote. “In 2007, Standard &Poor’s recognized the College’s accomplishments by raising TCNJ’s credit rating, and this past January, Fitch rated the College in its AA, or ‘High Grade,’ category. In the spring of 2008, as the financial bond market began to crumble, TCNJ was one of the first institutions to react by restructuring its debt. Because of Barbara’s insightful leadership, we minimized our losses and eliminated market risk. TCNJ’s commitment to conservative budgeting and financial planning has positioned the College to sustain its ability to serve our students, even amidst the recent economic downturn. For this we owe Barbara a debt of gratitude.”

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