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Ramapo President Jebb Discusses Importance of Higher Education to a Healthy Democracy on PBS Show

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 7, 2022

TV screen view of Ramapo College President Jebb Discussing the Importance of Higher Education to a Healthy Democracy on PBS Show: State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

Photo of Ramapo President Jebb on PBS Show: State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College President Cindy Jebb was a guest of Steve Adubato for his PBS show “State of Affairs.”

President Jebb and Mr. Adubato discussed the future of higher education in New Jersey including enrollment, educational and wellness deficits confronting students, and the critical role that state colleges and universities play in equipping our communities to thrive in a changing and unpredictable world. “(Ramapo College) is all about being service-oriented, leadership-oriented, and individualized attention, so that people are inspired to make a difference,” Jebb told Adubato. President Jebb highlighted how the distinctive academics, leadership opportunities, and wrap around student programs provided at Ramapo have positioned the College very well to prepare its students to serve as ethical, empathetic change agents.

The show, which will air on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 9-11, will be available for viewing on, Adubato’s YouTube channel,,, the Thirteen Explore app and the NJ PBS app.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

July 9 – NJPBS 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Thirteen 8:30 a.m.

July 10 – WQXR 6 a.m.; NJPBS 8 a.m., noon

July 11 – WHYY-Y2 6 a.m.; NJPBS 6:30 a.m.; News 12+ 10 p.m.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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