Latest News

Bloomfield College Appoints First African American Woman President
Dr. Marcheta P. Evans will be both the first woman and African American to lead the College in its 150-year history.
The Company @ Bloomfield College to Host Benefit
With special guest, Kyle Marshall, the Company is hosting this benefit to sustain and ensure that it can keep producing theater at Bloomfield College.
Bloomfield College Announces Dean's List
Bloomfield College would like to congratulate all the students who have achieved Dean’s List status during the Fall 2018 Semester.
Bloomfield College Professor Reflects on Fulbright Scholar Experience
As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Pasmantier taught at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome, Italy, conducted research, and attended functions.
Bloomfield College Student Government Takes Part in Leadership Conference
On January 18, Bloomfield College Student Government took part in the first annual Servant Leadership Conference at Georgian Court University.
Bloomfield College Alumnus Awarded Full Ride to Virginia State
Gregory Cowart ’18, was admitted to Virginia State University’s computer science master degree program, earning the HBCU Masters of Computer Science Grant.
Bloomfield College, Teaneck Public Schools Announce Scholarship Partnership
The College and District have also announced a 25% tuition reduction to all TSD employees interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Bloomfield College President Delivers WTA Keynote Address in Vietnam

President Richard A. Levao

By Alicia Cook

Bloomfield College President Richard A. Levao delivered the keynote address to the World Technopolis Association (WTA), a non-governmental partner of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) at its annual meeting in October, held in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. President Levao was named president of the University Presidents’ WTA last winter.

The WTA has 105 members from 47 countries, consisting of research universities, colleges, municipal governments, and development agencies around the world including Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, Vietnam, Australia, India, France, Germany, Italy, and others. President Levao previously served as Chair of the College and University Presidents Council of the Association and has also delivered the keynote addresses at the WTA Conferences in South Korea and Indonesia.

“It took 200,000 years for the world’s human population to reach 1 billion,” he said. “It only took another 200 years to reach 7 billion.”

His keynote address, which was simultaneously translated into multiple languages, stressed the speed at which urbanization is occurring, with the majority of the world’s population living in cities only since 2009. His remarks focused on the growing need for modern “Smart City” technology in city planning and delivery of critical services, including medical, transportation, food, water, environmentally safe production, waste disposal and other concerns. He also noted the strain on global resources due to human population growth, and issue which has greatly accelerated in recent times.

“We must not repeat the damage that heavy handed and massive redevelopment caused in New York City in mid-century through the excesses of central, unchecked redevelopment authorities,” he said, emphasizing that Smart Cities must recognize the need to develop in consonance with traditional cultural norms and to respect dynamic and intellectually stimulating neighborhoods and social organizations.

Joining President Levao was Peter Jeong, Vice President of Global Programs & Professional Studies at Bloomfield College. They traveled to Vietnam, China, and South Korea to inform the groups of Bloomfield College’s International programs.