June 2003: Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. becomes Richard Stockton College’s fourth president, replacing the retiring Vera King Farris.
September 2004: A-Wing Auditorium is renamed Elizabeth B. Alton Auditorium after an Egg Harbor Township woman who fought to bring the college to Atlantic County.
December 2004: Trustees approve a master’s degree in criminal justice and the college’s first doctoral program, in physical therapy; trustees approve the purchase of the former Verizon building on Jimmie Leeds Road for $3.25 million to house administrative, finance and accounting offices.
April 2006: Trustees approve a bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism management.
October 2006: A new homeland security concentration is developed in the criminal justice master’s degree program.
May 2007: Leo B. Schoffer and family donate $500,000 to the Holocaust Resource Center, which is renamed for his parents, Sam and Sara Schoffer, both Holocaust survivors. The Azeez Family Foundation donates $250,000; the William J. Hughes Public Policy Center is established.
January 2008: $29.8 million Housing V apartments open, adding 256 beds in four buildings.
February 2010: The college enters an agreement to sublease the Noyes Museum of Art.
April 2010: The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism is established.
August 2010: Trustees approve the purchase of Seaview — A Dolce Resort from LaSalle Hotels LLC for $20 million.
September 2010: A new college master plan is approved by the state Pinelands Commission.
May 2011: New $65 million Campus Center opens.
June 2011: An anonymous donor gives a $1 million endowment for financial aid, the college’s first million-dollar donation; the college reaches an agreement with St. Michael’s Church to run Dante Hall theater in Atlantic City through May 31, 2014.
September 2011: Stockton celebrates its 40th anniversary of teaching and kicks off its first capital fundraising campaign; Michael Azeez donates to the college the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, along with a $5 million endowment from the Azeez Foundation to help run and preserve it.
January 2012: Darryl G. Greer, retired CEO of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities, joins Stockton to found the Higher Education Strategic Information and Governance Center at Stockton.
September 2012: Stockton establishes its own Polling Institute at the Hughes Center, focusing on South Jersey issues; a new instructional site opens at Manahawkin Plaza in Ocean County’s Stafford Township; Stockton introduces a new “S” branding element that combines the first letter of the college with its osprey mascot.
January 2013: A new instructional site, Kramer Hall, opens in Hammonton.
April 2013: Stockton begins a 1,500-acre forest-management plan approved by the Pinelands Commission; the 2,800-square-foot Anne Azeez Hall, a $1,146,545 addition to the Azeez Museum, opens.
September 2013: Stockton dedicates a new $39.5 million, 66,350-square-foot science building; trustees approve a three-year agreement for an aviation research and technology park long planned on the grounds of the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center.
November 2013: An agreement is signed with the Atlantic City Historical Waterfront Foundation to share resources and expand educational offerings.