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The Presidential Search Committee, whose membership emanated from an iterative process led by Chair of the Board of Governors, Mark Angelson, in consultation with university leaders, constituents and stakeholders, consists of the following:

  • 4 members of the Board of Governors
  • 3 members of the Board of Trustees
  • 1 member of the Board of Overseers
  • 2 members of university central administration
  • 11 faculty members
  • 1 graduate student
  • 1 undergraduate student

The constitution of this committee is modeled after prior successful presidential searches, and reflects the wonderful diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that has made and will continue to make Rutgers University special.

MARK ANGELSON, CHAIR
Chair, Board of Governors

DEBORAH GRAY WHITE, VICE CHAIR
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History, and Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

WILLIAM BEST, VICE CHAIR
Member, Board of Governors; Emeritus Member, Board of Trustees

Martin Blaser
Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome; Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, and Director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Sherri-Ann Butterfield
Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark, and Associate Professor of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences–Newark

Jeffrey Carson
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Richard C. Reynolds, M.D. Chair in General Internal Medicine, and Provost, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences-New Brunswick

Francine Conway
Distinguished Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Hollis Copeland
Member, Board of Trustees

Michael Gower
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, and University Treasurer

Daniel Hart
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden

Joyce Hendricks
Member, Board of Trustees

Frank Hundley
Member, Board of Governors; Emeritus Member, Board of Trustees

Nimesh Jhaveri
Member, Board of Trustees

Robert Johnson
The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, New Jersey Medical School; Interim Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

John Keene
Professor and Chair of African American and African Studies, and Professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences–Newark

Barbara Lee
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Nicole Lema
Graduate Student, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Kimberly Mutcherson
Co-Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School in Camden

Mansi Shah
Undergraduate Student, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Ernest Sosa
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

William Tambussi
Member, Board of Governors

Amy Towers
Member, Board of Overseers

Nancy Wolff
Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick