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Kamalika Sandell

VP and Chief Information Officer at New Jersey Institute of Technology,

Kamalika Sandell leads Digital Strategy and Information Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She and her team have served as the architects of NJIT’s Digital Strategy incorporating new structures, roles, technology, and governance to modernize and change how IT operates at NJIT.

Prior to her current role at NJIT, Kamalika has spent over 25 years leading strategic initiatives spanning $20M-$200M in companies with high growth, ambitious targets, and turnaround needs across multiple industries – financial services, higher education, manufacturing, industrial, and retail. She is enterprising, energetic, a key influencer, and drives relentlessly for outcome. Kamalika’s work with holistic student experience as part of RiSE (Reinventing the Student Experience) at American University helped fuel conversations at the national level where integration of student services and integrative experience in a complex academic setting translated into a multi-year plan that permeated changes in all areas of services incorporating holistic academic, social, psychological, and mental health considerations.

Having navigated corporate and academic organizations, Kamalika is passionate about developing higher education strategies in collaboration with corporations that help drive the mission of higher education forward. Kamalika serves on Dell’s Higher Education Advisory Board, Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Board, and the Northeast Computing Association(NERCOMP) Board. She has championed partnerships with corporations and developed models that have translated to provide immense value as broader offerings. A national Women in Technology award recipient, Kamalika is passionate about influencing more women to adopt technology based careers and has participated in several Women in Technology initiatives.

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