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Jonathan Holloway, provost of Northwestern University and an eminent historian, has been appointed the university's 21st president.
Photo: Courtesy of Northwestern University

Jonathan Holloway, provost of Northwestern University and an eminent historian, has been appointed the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University.

The Rutgers Board of Governors, with the advice and consent of the Rutgers Board of Trustees, approved Holloway’s appointment at a joint meeting of the two boards on January 21, 2020.

Dr. Holloway will begin serving as president on July 1, 2020, succeeding President Robert Barchi, who began his tenure in September 2012.

Dr. Holloway comes to Rutgers with impeccable academic credentials, experience as an outstanding administrator at Northwestern University and earlier at Yale University, and as a renowned historian specializing in post-emancipation social and intellectual United States history.

We are pleased to welcome this talented and visionary leader to Rutgers.

Read the news release  and message  to the Rutgers community from Mark Angelson, chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors and chair of the presidential search committee.