Clifton, Nutley medical school’s founding dean named

February 24, 2016

Seton Hall University and the Hackensack University Health Network appointed a pediatrician as founding dean of New Jersey’s first private medical school in 50 years. The school is planned for the Clifton/Nutley site that Roche vacated in December.

Dr. Bonita Stanton will oversee the education of more than 1,500 students when the school opens in the fall of 2018.

Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban, Seton Hall Provost Lawrence Robinson, and Hackensack University Health Network President and CEO Robert C. Garrett made the announcement Wednesday at Seton Hall University.

“I cannot express the depths of my excitement regarding this new role for me,” Stanton said. “Thank you for letting me join your team and leading from here.”

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PHOTO: Dr. Bonita Stanton speaks after being named as founding dean of the medical school, planned for the Clifton/Nutley Roche site. Photographed by Dale Mincey.