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Seton Hall President Nyre Resigns

Seton Hall President Joseph E. Nyre announced today that he will take a sabbatical during the upcoming year, and then resign from his position as head of the university. He began his tenure as president in August 2019, and just finished the fourth year of a five-year contract with the university.

Nyre said he believed that the completion of Seton Hall’s three-year strategic plan, named Harvest our Treasures, marked the “appropriate time for new leadership.”

“When I was recruited to Seton Hall in 2019, I outlined the need for a: dynamic executive team; strategic plan created by a cross-section of the community; campus facilities plan to ground the university’s academic vision; and comprehensive advancement campaign to help fund it all,” Nyre said. “I am extremely proud of the significant progress and fulfillment that has occurred in each of these areas. Yet these are not my achievements alone, but accomplishments shared by our entire community that have elevated Seton Hall over the past four years.”

“[President Nyre] led us through COVID-19 while continuing to advance and achieve vital strategic goals, helping the university avoid the pandemic paralysis that became commonplace across much of U.S. higher education,” said Hank D’Alessandro chair, Board of Regents. “His leadership resulted in great strides across nearly every aspect of the Seton Hall experience, including enrollment and retention, academics, student services, affordability, campus buildings and fundraising.”

The search for Seton Hall’s 22nd president is expected to begin immediately. According to the Board of Regents, Nyre has agreed to serve as senior advisor to the university and will assist with the search.

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