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LaTysha “Ty” Gaines is the Campus Operating Officer (COO) for the Woodland Park campus. She previously served as Campus Operating Officer for the Woodland Park and Paramus campuses in 2021. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life.

LaTysha has more than 20 years of experience in higher education with a concentration in student affairs, engagement, retention, recruitment, and conduct. She began her career as a residence hall director, an area coordinator, and managing assistant director and also served as Managing Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct. In this position, she was the Kean University Hearing Officer and Title IX Investigator for sexual misconduct, intimate partner, and other domestic violence matters. LaTysha was also the departmental liaison for policy development, reporting, and compliance. LaTysha held several positions during her 16 years at Kean University, including Assistant Registrar, adjunct professor, and Managing Assistant Director of Enrollment Management.

LaTysha is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Woodland Park Educational Foundation, also serving as the Vice President of the Board. She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and as a result of her commitment to community service, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Youth of New Jersey in 2016.

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