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The Board of Governors, acting with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, is authorized by New Jersey law (The 1956 Rutgers Act—N.J.S.A. 18A:65-31) to appoint the president of Rutgers University. The search and selection procedures that the University will follow are consistent with the current practices of peer institutions across the nation and are intended to encourage input from the entire university community. In order to attract and sustain the interest of highly qualified candidates, the Presidential Search Committee will carry out its responsibilities by adopting procedures and practices that ensure strict confidentiality.

The University community will have opportunities to recommend attributes and qualifications desired in the next president through public town halls and by emailing Rutgers faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the larger University community are invited to nominate candidates for the position of president for consideration by the Presidential Search Committee.

The Presidential Search Committee will identify and screen presidential candidates before presenting to the Board of Governors the names of final candidates who best embody the preferred characteristics of the president of the University. The Board of Governors will consider the final slate of candidates presented by the Presidential Search Committee. Once the Board of Governors determines which candidate should be appointed president, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, the candidate will then be formally appointed as the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.