A Message from Lamont Repollet, Ed.D. - June 5, 2020

Lamont Repollet, Ed.D., the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education who will become Kean's next president this summer, this week shared a story of his own experience with racial profiling and harassment as a graduate student.

Here's a short excerpt from his remarks during a state Board of Education meeting:

“I was going to ensure that whatever the narrative is for black men in this country, that I was going to change that narrative. So God saw fit for me to be the first black principal of Carteret High School, the first black commissioner of education of the state of New Jersey, and I’ll be the first black president of Kean University."

Dr. Repollet asked that the story be shared with the Kean community as we continue to mourn the loss of Mr. George Floyd and many others who have been the victims of hate and bias.

Read more of his remarks in this news article, You Never Know How You Will Feel Until You Have a Gun Put to the Temple of Your Head.