Remembrance: Paul S. Doherty Jr.

Trustee Emeritus, 1943–2023

As a board chair, Paul S. Doherty Jr. ’67, ’04HN helmed the successful Vision for Distinction fundraising campaign. Along with his wife, Diane, he established the Doherty Family Endowed Scholarship and provided vital support for the president’s  residence on campus, Doherty House, which is named in their honor. As a student, Paul was deeply involved in campus life, serving as a class officer and member of the Phi Delta Sigma fraternity and participating in intramurals. As an alumnus, he was instrumental in bringing football to Monmouth as a charter member of The Touchdown Club, for which he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2022. Paul and Diane also contributed generously to the construction of the OceanFirst Bank Center and Kessler Stadium, which is home to The Doherty Family Deck.