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Gov. Phil Murphy, left, with New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet.

No news on Repollet successor, Murphy says

Education commissioner leaving to take Kean University presidency

By Nikita Biryukov, May 12 2020 2:36 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy is not ready to announce a successor to Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet, who is leaving the administration to become President of Kean University.

“Lamont’s done an extraordinary job. We’re going to miss him like heck. He’s a great teammate. He’s been a great leader,” Murphy said. “He is richly deserving of this, so we’ve got no news to report on successor.”

The New Jersey Globe on Monday first reported that The Kean Board of Trustees would vote to pick Repollet to replace university president Dawood Farahi, who last summer said he would step down at the end of the current academic year.

It’s not clear when, exactly, Repollet will assume his new post, though his departure from state government could come as early as July 1.

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