Rutgers University’s board of governors has called a special meeting for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to select the school’s next president.
A spokesman for the university confirmed that Rutgers will hold a special meeting Wednesday, and said the purpose would be to appoint the new president. The school’s presidential search website also has been updated to announce the pending appointment.
Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions and chair of the Rutgers presidential search committee, told The Star-Ledger last week that the committee had narrowed its choices to between three and six finalists, at least one of whom is a woman. He told the paper none of the finalists currently are working in New Jersey.
The board’s choice will succeed Richard L. McCormick, who has been the school’s president since 2002. McCormick’s retirement is effective at the end of the school year, at which point he’ll return to the faculty. He holds a Ph.D. in history.
The appointment comes at a time of significant uncertainty for the university, as Gov. Chris Christie pushes a plan to fold part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers, and hand Rutgers’ Camden campus over to Rowan University.