State of New Jersey
Executive Order #68

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 65 (2005) established clear ethics guidelines designed to eliminate conflicts of interest for leaders of New Jersey's public colleges and universities; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 65 prohibited the heads of New Jersey's public colleges and universities, or members of their immediate families, from doing business, directly or indirectly, with the institution that they govern or by which they are employed; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 65 gave the college Presidents or Board members 30 days to terminate any prohibited business relationships or to resign from public office, unless otherwise exempted by the Executive Director of the Executive Commission on Ethical Standards; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for additional time to allow affected Presidents or Board members to address issues arising from existing business relationships or to discuss those relationships with the Executive Director;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

  1. Any President or member of a governing Board of a State University, State College or County College who is currently involved in a business relationship that is prohibited by Executive Order No. 65 shall be given until January 1, 2006 to terminate the prohibited business relationship or to resign from public office.
  2. The remaining provisions of Executive Order No. 65 are hereby continued.
  3. This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 23rd day of November, Two Thousand and Five, and of the Independence of the United States, the Two Hundred and Thirtieth.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor



/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor