Molloy was previously appointed interim chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick after Chancellor Debasish Dutta resigned in July 2018.
“Dr. Molloy is a strong and steady leader who brings a deep understanding of the institution to every discussion about its future,” Barchi wrote in a letter dated Feb. 6. “He has embraced the challenges of the chancellorship and has expressed a forward-looking vision that will, among other things, increase Rutgers–New Brunswick’s public prominence, provide a clear financial plan, and expand internships and related opportunities for students.”
Molloy has previously served with distinction as dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, interim provost for biomedical and health sciences during the integration of the former UMDNJ into Rutgers, and interim chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Barchi wrote in the letter.
Molloy has been a part of the Rutgers community since his days as a pharmacy student in the 1970s and holds an undergraduate and a professional degree from Rutgers, Barchi wrote.