NJBIA Statement on NJ Higher Education Plan 

NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka, Esq. issued the following statement about the state higher education plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy and Higher Education Secretary Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis. Siekerka joined Murphy and Ellis at the news conference at Rutgers University-Newark where the plan was discussed.

“New Jersey needs a strategic plan for post-secondary education, and today marks a milestone in setting one. NJBIA greatly appreciates the work of the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and Governor Murphy to design a long-term, appropriately funded higher education plan designed to keep and attract millennials in state and provide a more effective path to the workforce.

“In particular, the plan’s call for infusing more in-demand skills into

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