N.J. college president stepping down after recent tension on campus

By Payton Guion, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

WAYNE–The president of William Paterson University will step down at the end of the 2017-18 school year after serving as head of the state university since 2010.

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“Faculty and professional staff members expressed strong feelings that this was the appropriate action to take, especially since President Waldron has consistently failed to meet Board of Trustee enrollment benchmarks, even when they have been lowered by the board,” Arlene Holpp Scala, the senate chairwoman said at the time. “This has had a negative effect on student tuition. While the president has made the university more visible, she has failed to improve its reputation.”

Holpp Scala said Tuesday that she thinks Waldron’s upcoming retirement will benefit both parties.

“I think it’s time for a change for William Paterson and for President Waldron,” Holpp Scala said.

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