Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite Centenary College, President
Achievements: Rising from the faculty of Centenary College to join the administration and become president in 2009; boosting academic standards and launching programs to increase educational opportunities for adult and traditional students; serving on the boards of the United Way of Northern New Jersey, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Pace University; MBA, St. John’s University; doctorate in educational leadership, St. John’s University.
Go-to stress buster: “Talking with the students. They are just great.”
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “Invite more empathy, understanding and dialogue. Be on the lookout for the line that can be crossed when a culture of accountability becomes one of blame.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “It is more important to be respected than liked, and you have to take risks to get ahead.”
Hackettstown, Warren County