Frederick Keating, Ed.D.
President, Rowan College South Jersey
Frederick Keating became the first president of Rowan College South Jersey on
July 1, 2019, taking the helm of the new regional college following the merger of
Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College. From 2012 to
2019, he served as Rowan College at Gloucester County's seventh president.
Keating earned his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington
University and received his Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Education at
The College of New Jersey. Prior to his appointment as college president, he
served as Gloucester County College’s (now Rowan College) vice president of
Student Services and as interim president until June 2011.
distinguished educational leader with more than 30 years of experience in
higher education as an adjunct faculty member at LaSalle University and Rutgers
University, Dr. Keating has been recognized for his academic service and
innovative leadership. Under his guidance,
and in collaboration with the College’s stakeholders, Rowan College has
seamlessly moved forward forging a premier partnership with Rowan University
and affiliations with other area universities, initiating scholarship programs,
expanding the campus with new construction and modernizing renovations, instituting
the Center for College and Career Readiness offering high school dual
enrollment programs, such as “Rowan High School Start,” and now establishing a
regional college in southern New Jersey.
Keating served as a member of the the board of trustees at The College of New
Jersey and was chair of the State’s College Affordability Study
Commission. He has been recognized as
one of South Jersey Biz’s Executives of the Year, received the NAACP Game Changer President’s Award and the
Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America Gloucester County Distinguished
Citizen Award. In 2019, he was honored with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s
Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, a national accolade presented to
college presidents advocating for student success and recently appointed to the
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Community Advisory Board and
the Rowan University Doctorial Advisory Board.