Rutgers University Board of Governors Chair Mark Angelson called on members of the Rutgers community Wednesday to share the characteristics and qualifications they believe the next president of the university needs.
In July, Rutgers President Robert Barchi informed the board of governors and the university community of his plans to step down from the presidency at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
Angelson, who will chair the presidential search committee, announced the committee’s vice chairs will be Deborah Gray White, board of governors professor of History and professor of women’s and gender studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and William Best, a board of governors member, former chair of the board of trustees and an emeritus trustee.
“In the search for Dr. Robert Barchi’s successor, we seek another talented and visionary leader who will build upon Rutgers’ past progress and successfully shepherd the university toward a future with an abundance of opportunities and challenges,” Angelson said in a press release.
Campus town halls will be held across the university to involve Rutgers community members in the selection process, he said. University community members also are invited to share perspectives by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on providing comments and ideas can be found on the Rutgers Presidential Search website.
The 23-member presidential search committee comprises broad representation of the university-wide community, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members.
The university will work with R. William Funk & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in higher education, to conduct the search. The list of candidates will be confidential throughout the process.