Event Held to Discuss Higher Education in South Jersey

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The presidents of Rowan University, Stockton University, and the Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden gathered Thursday morning at a Camden County Chamber of Commerce event in Cherry Hill. The purpose of the event was to explore the state of South Jersey's higher education, where guests discussed trends and changes in higher learning and how they effect the three South Jersey universities.

Senate President Steve Sweeney delivered the keynote address at the event, adding insight from the legislative side on the hopes the state has for colleges and universities. 

"We're at the very beginning of the time when we're focusing on an expansion and growth, and the growth is really driven by the fact that our universities have the capacity, have the ability. They're bright people, they're talented people, that we finally get them open to change and we're moving forward," said Senator Sweeney.

Sweeney cited the universities' partnerships with community colleges as one of the innovative ways higher learning is changing in South Jersey.

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