March 2, 2006
Contact: Anna Farneski
Phone: (973) 972-3000
Board of Trustees Swears in Anthony P. Terracciano
NEWARK - At today's special meeting, the Board of Trustees welcomed
its newest member, Anthony P. Terracciano.
A businessman with an extensive background in banking and finance, Mr.
Terracciano was appointed to the board by Former Governor and current
Senate President Richard J. Codey.
Mr. Terracciano is the former Chairman of the Board of Riggs National
Corporation. He also served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors
of American Water Works Company Inc. from 1997 until January 2003. From
July 2000 to January 2002, he was chairman of Dime Bancorp. Prior to
that, he was President of First Union Corporation, Chairman and CEO of
First Fidelity Bancorporation; President of Mellon Bank Corp. and Vice
Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank.
Mr. Terracciano, 67, is currently a director of Avaya, Inc., Knoll Inc,
IKON Office Solutions, and a member of the Board of Trustees for
Monmouth Medical Center. He also serves on the NJ State Investment
"I'm pleased and honored to be serving on this board as it embarks
on a new chapter of service to this great state," said Mr.
Terracciano. "I look forward to working with the current board
members, former Attorney General Robert Del Tufo and other new trustees
upon their confirmation, as well as the entire university community, as
we work to ensure that UMDNJ once again receives the respect it so
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is the
nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university
with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical
schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical
sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing
and a school of public health on five campuses. More than 2 million
patients visited UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New
Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ
operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and
University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services