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Interview with Edward “Ted” Hollander

Edward “Ted” Hollander served as Chancellor of the New Jersey Department of Higher Education. He assumed the position in August 1977, during Governor Byrne’s fourth year in office, continued through Governor Kean’s two terms; and then resigned effective June 1990, in the first year of the Florio Administration. After working as an accountant and serving in the Army, Dr. Hollander obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and was named as the founding assistant director of the American Institute of CPA’s division on continuing professional education. Subsequently, he joined the faculty of the City University of New York as a university professor and associate professor of accounting, later working in administrative posts at the City University. He left the CUNY faculty to accept an appointment at the New York State Education Department as deputy commissioner for higher and professional education until coming to New Jersey as head of the Department of Higher Education. After resigning as Chancellor, Dr. Hollander was named a professor of accounting and head of the M.B.A. program at the Rutgers University Business School until retiring in 2005.


Interview on March 14, 2006Transcript available here (pdf)