UMDNJ Board Swears in New Trustee
Michael Critchley, Jr., Esq. takes oath at today’s meeting
NEW BRUNSWICK — The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Board of Trustees welcomed a new trustee at today’s regular meeting with the swearing in of Michael Critchley Jr., Esq.
Critchley was recommended by Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts under legislation signed last year by Governor Jon S. Corzine. A2900 expanded Board membership from 11 to 19 members. Today’s action brings the number of board members to 16.
"We are pleased to welcome yet another accomplished individual to the UMDNJ board," said Board Chairman Robert Del Tufo. "I would like to thank the Governor and Assembly Speaker Roberts for this distinguished appointee; his skills and intellect will undoubtedly be an asset as we work to implement our reform agenda.”
Critchley is a partner at Critchley & Kinum in West Orange where he represents individuals and organizations in business and securities litigation. In addition to his responsibilities at the firm, he has counseled Boards of Directors and senior management on internal investigations as well as advised corporations on the implementation of comprehensive compliance systems.
A graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Critchley received his BA from Rutgers University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
“I am pleased to be joining the UMDNJ Board of Trustees and look forward to working with this group as the institution continues to refocus and expand its efforts,” said Critchley. “The University is a tremendous statewide resources for all residents and has a mission of service that everyone can support.”
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,700 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 its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to 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 network.