Search Committee Criteria

As chair of the Board of Governors, Dr. Ralph Izzo selected the individuals to serve on the Presidential Search Committee. In considering nominees for the search committee, Dr. Izzo appointed a group that fully represented the rich diversity of the university community.

Presidential Search Committee Composition

The membership of the Presidential Search Committee reflected the following composition:

  • Someone from within the university and someone who does not currently work at the university but has strong ties to it to serve as chair and vice chair (in no predetermined order).
  • Two members from the Board of Trustees, one of whom is the chair of the Board of Trustees.
  • Chair of the Board of Overseers by virtue of office.
  • Chair of the University Senate by virtue of office.
  • Chair of the Rutgers University Alumni Association by virtue of office.
  • Eight faculty members representing Rutgers’ three campuses, including five from New Brunswick, two from Newark, and one from Camden, from nominees chosen as follows:
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    Faculty Selection Process

    • Each arts and sciences faculty, the faculty of each college and school, and the faculty of the centers, bureaus, and institutes nominated one or more of its members who have made distinguished contributions to Rutgers and to the academic profession.

    • From these nominations the interim executive vice president for academic affairs (for the New Brunswick Campus) and the chancellors of the Newark and Camden campuses (for their respective campuses) presented nominations to Dr. Ralph Izzo as follows: the interim executive vice president for academic affairs presented no fewer than 14 names; the Newark chancellor presented no fewer than six names; the Camden chancellor presented no fewer than four names.

    • Each nomination was accompanied by a brief summary of the relevant experience of the nominee and a brief statement by the nominee indicating the perspectives that he/she brings to the process of the selection of the president.

  • Four students with at least one year of study at the university remaining, including two from New Brunswick, one from Newark, and one from Camden, from nominees chosen as follows:
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    Student Selection Process

    • The vice president for student affairs (for the New Brunswick Campus) and the chancellors of the Newark and Camden campuses worked with student leaders to identify nominees for their respective campuses as follows: the vice president for student affairs presented no fewer than six undergraduate and three graduate student names; the Newark chancellor presented no fewer than three names; the Camden chancellor presented no fewer than three names.

    • Each nomination was accompanied by a brief summary of the relevant experience of the nominee and a brief statement by the nominee indicating the perspectives that he/she brings to the process.

  • Two members of the university staff, from nominees chosen as follows:
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    Staff Selection Process

    • The senior vice president for finance and administration (for the New Brunswick Campus) and the chancellors of the Newark and Camden campuses each nominated three staff members who were broadly representative of their respective campuses.

    • Each nomination was accompanied by a brief summary of the relevant experience of the nominee and a brief statement by the nominee indicating the perspectives that he/she brings to the process.

  • Three members-at-large from the Rutgers community.