The interim president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology has been appointed to the post permanently, university officials announced today.
The board of trustees Monday voted to install Joel Bloom as the leader of the 9,500-student university in Newark for an initial term lasting until June 30, 2014. His salary and benefits have not been determined.
Bloom, NJIT vice president for academic and student services, had been serving as president on a temporary basis since the resignation of longtime president Robert Altenkirch in November.
A national search for a new president began less than two months ago, led by a 20-member search committee. The board of trustees decided against hiring a search firm as a cost-saving measure, according to the search committee chairman.