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Joel Bloom, Ed.D
Jerry McCrea/The Star-Ledger. Joel Bloom, Ed.D; is the new president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is seen in his office at NJIT in Newark.

NEWARK — New Jersey Institute of Technology’s board of trustees has abruptly ended its national search for a new president and given the job to the man who has been filling the position for just over two months.

The move came Monday, days after three members of a presidential search committee quit after concerns were raised that the process was too hasty.

The trustees voted unanimously to install Joel Bloom, 64, as leader of the 9,500-student university in Newark through June 30, 2014, officials said today. His compensation hasn’t been determined.

No candidates were interviewed, trustee Kathleen Wielkopolksi said, and a planned forum with what would have been the finalists was scrapped.


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