"Montclair State University canceled all classes Thursday, Sept. 16, to officially welcome the university’s new president, Jonathan GS Koppell, in a formal investiture.
On the sunny day, outside the university’s amphitheater, representatives of the university dressed in collegiate regalia and current and former Red Hawks alike, gathered to hear introductory remarks to celebrate the incoming president.
“Today, we are excited to usher in the future leadership of Dr. Jonathan Koppell, who will no doubt bring the passion, intelligence, creativity and vision of a new generation to his presidency,” Angelo J. Genova, MSU Class of 1975 student body president, said in opening remarks. “Dr. Koppell … I am so very pleased to welcome you and wish you Godspeed as you assume the awesome duties and responsibilities for this presidency.”
Koppell is officially MSU’s ninth president, following the university’s first female president, Susan A. Cole, who led the school between 1998 and 2021."