Raphael J. Caprio is University Professor at Rutgers University, a professorship created by the University's Board of Governors. Dr. Caprio carries out research and teaching in the area of local and state budgeting and finance, financial management, and public sector management. He also is active in labor and public sector interest arbitration, serving as a financial expert in more than 150 cases.
Dr. Caprio served as University Vice President for Continuing Studies for more than 15 years in which position he was responsible for leadership of both program development and policy for all off-campus, distance learning and continuing education activities at the university. These programs serve approximately 50,000 continuing education and off-campus students annually through both credit and non-credit courses and programs, as well as approximately 8,000 students enrolled in distance learning courses.
Dr. Caprio's experience in higher education management is extensive, serving several terms as department chair, associate academic dean, college dean, associate provost, institutional CIO, and research institute director. He has served on several community service boards and is currently a member of the St. Benedict's Preparatory School Board of Trustees.
Marc Pfeiffer recently retired from a 37-year career in New Jersey local government administration, having served as a municipal administrator in several municipalities, and most recently completed 26 years of service in the State's local government oversight agency, the Division of Local Government Services, where he served as Deputy Director for 14 years, and periodically as Acting Director.
Marc has broad experience in many areas of local government policy and administration, including specific expertise in areas such as finance and property taxation, public procurement, shared services and consolidation, technology, energy, labor relations, and general government administration. He also has deep experience in the legislative process and as a regulatory officer.
In addition to participating in Bloustein Local, Marc will make his extensive government experience available as a guest lecturer and other collaborative efforts.