Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Higher Education

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks: In Service to the Community


Secretary Rochelle Hendricks

Trenton, NJ, November 4, 2017New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks writes in her October 2017 newsletter:

Huddled together with colleagues in the State Police emergency management headquarters in West Trenton during the first hours after Superstorm Sandy, I made calls and sent emails to assess student and staff safety and security needs, property damage to campuses, academic challenges across the State, and to identify temporary shelters.

What emerged was the readiness, the eagerness to volunteer in service to those persons and communities in need.

We dealt with immediate crises. Power outages. Roads blocked by fallen trees. Shortages of food and water. Continue reading

NJ Launches ‘65 by ’25: Many Paths One Future’ Campaign; Higher Ed, Labor, Educators Partner with Business for Competitive, Innovative and Prosperous State

Princeton, NJ, October 28, 2017 — More than 100 education, business and industry leaders took part in the official launch September 19 of New Jersey’s 65 by ’25: Many Paths, One Future campaign at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton.

With the pace of innovation rapidly accelerating, New Jersey must provide real economic opportunities for residents by supporting and creating pathways for everyone to acquire the skills and education that will help them secure rewarding careers.

According to the latest data available, 50.2 percent of New Jersey’s workers have some level of education or training beyond high school — well short of the 65 percent economists say will be needed by 2025 to meet the demand for a skilled labor workforce equipped with high-quality, industry-valued post-secondary credentials. Continue reading

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks: ‘In Praise of Peace and Prosperity’

Secretary Rochelle Hendricks

Trenton, NJ, August 4, 2017New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks writes in her July 2017 newsletter:

Judging by the many excellent submissions we received for our special International Theme blog, New Jersey colleges and universities clearly understand the critical importance of preparing our students to serve and compete in an increasingly global society.

I am delighted that New Jersey institutions are offering opportunities for study in West Africa, Cuba, the Alps and Venice, to name but a few of the international locations described in stories elsewhere in our blog today.   Continue reading

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks: ‘Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Matter More than Ever’

Rochelle Hendricks

Trenton, NJ, March 12, 2017New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks writes in her March 2017 newsletter:

Historically, New Jersey has led the nation in providing a richly diverse student population with many pathways to gain access to life-changing, high-quality higher education.  For nearly 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program has helped thousands of students from the lowest income levels in the State achieve their dreams.

Annually, the program supports nearly 13,000 students at 41 institutions.  A survey conducted by the Education Trust/Education Delivery Institute in Washington, D.C. found that New Jersey’s EOF program ranked first out of fifteen states when examining the six-year college graduation rate of low income students. Continue reading