Henry P. Dobbelaar, Jr. is the Vice President of Facilties and Community Relations. As such, he is responsible for physical plant operations, capital construction projects, and the maintenance of all buildings and grounds at the Institute’s 55-acre Hoboken Campus. The principal charge of the Vice President is to ensure that the physical infrastructure of the Institute and corresponding learning tools are state-of-the-art, cost effective, and environmentally sound. The Vice President is also responsible for cultivating and maintaining proactive relationships with local governments, community leaders, and the public. And, in consultation with the Provost and the Vice President of University Enrollment and Administration, the Dobbelaar constantly evaluates, updates, and/or amends the Stevens Campus Master Plan to ensure that the Institute’s physical infrastructure supports its mission and Strategic Positioning Plan.
Dobbelaar received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is Professor and Construction Management Director of the Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. While in this position, Dobbelaar was instrumental in the development of the Construction Management Master’s Degree Program. He also serves as Vice President of Facilities/Support Services and Community Relations, which includes construction, maintenance, community relations and security of Stevens’ 55-acre campus.
Since 1985, Dobbelaar has been chairman of Hasbrouck Heights Planning Board and is a former trustee and president of the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education. Dobbelaar is the first past president of New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and is an active member in the engineering and construction community. He is a regular presenter to professional groups, such as the New Jersey Surety Association, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, and the Associated General Contractors Association of New Jersey.
Dobbelaar is a member of the New Jersey Utility & Transportation Contractors Association and the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey.