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NJIT Appoints Attorney with Diverse Background as Human Resources Vice President

NJIT, New Jersey’s science and technology university, today announced the new hire of attorney Kay Turner, as vice president of human resources, effective immediately.   Bringing a strong understanding of nonprofit association management, equal opportunity laws and even the inner workings of a notable medical center, Turner, an accomplished human resource and labor relations executive, ushers in a new era for NJIT.   

“We see great promise in Ms. Turner as she begins sharing her background and knowledge of timely employment and labor relations issues not only with her own staff, but with a much wider circle encompassing staff throughout the university and, of course, faculty,” said NJIT President Joel S. Bloom.    

Prior to Turner’s appointment, she held positions of increasing responsibility in major organizations, most recently serving as vice president of human resources for Jewish Child Care Association, a 16,000 client social services agency. Prior to that position, Turner held successive positions as the director of employee relations for Hackensack University Medical Center, the director of employee relations and diversity for MTA Metro North Railroad.  She was also an attorney/mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

As an attorney, Turner has worked in private practice as well as the public sector, serving as an assistant district attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. She holds a mediation certification from the EEOC and Cornell University. 

Turner received her JD from St. John’s University School of Law and her BA degree in economics from York College at the City University of New York.  She continues to teach business law and business ethics as an adjunct professor at York College.   

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.