New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark. 973-596-3000; fax, 973-624-2541. Joel Bloom, president. www.njit.edu.

Joel Bloom has been appointed new president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology by the university’s board of trustees. Bloom has served as interim president since the resignation of former president Robert A. Altenkirch last September.

As the university proceeds to implement a major comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Dr. Bloom brings an understanding of the university, its history and contacts, and will provide the necessary continuity needed at this time,” said Trustee Kathy Wielkopolski.

Bloom’s appointment runs through June, 2014. With a career spanning 20 years at NJIT, Bloom has served as vice president for academic and student services as well as founding dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College.

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