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2021 NJBIZ Education Power 50 List Includes President Leahy, Polling Director Murray

Monmouth University President Patrick F. Leahy has been named to the 2021 NJBIZ Education Power 50 list for a second time, while Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray remains in the top 10 for a third consecutive year. 

In their profile of Leahy, NJBIZ writes that even amidst a global pandemic, Leahy has advanced numerous areas of the University. Under his leadership, “Monmouth welcomed its first class of students for its Doctor of Occupational Therapy, slated to graduate in November next year.” NJBIZ also notes that Leahy made significant hires including Pamela Scott-Johnson, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and Raj Devasagayam, dean of the Leon Hess Business School. Additionally, under Leahy, “the University and Monmouth Medical Center jointly opened the Linda Grunin Simulation Lab and Learning Center, which provides simulation training in health care education.”

Murray, who advanced to the number nine slot in the rankings, “routinely appears on television news programs covering national elections and is a go-to source for political journalists of all stripes.” NJBIZ also notes that the Monmouth University poll “is one of the most highly regarded measures of public opinion in the country. In fact, it is one of a handful of gold standard polls, recognized as rigorous and reliable.”

According to NJBIZ, the 2021 roster reflects the many ways in which educators and universities have demonstrated resiliency and forward thinking in navigating the ongoing public health emergency. Read more about the 2021 NJBIZ Education Power 50 list.