Celebrating 40 Years of Supporting Equity, Opportunity and Achievement: The OBFS at Rutgers-Newark
The 40th anniversary celebration of the Organization of Black Faculty and Staff at Rutgers-Newark will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, in the Essex Room of Paul Robeson Campus Center on the Rutgers-Newark campus. The evening’s festivities will begin at 7pm and include a buffet, live jazz/entertainment, a DJ and guest speaker.
- Dance Contests, Zumba® Classes, Health Screenings Will Help Rutgers Students ‘Spring Into Shape’
- Rutgers University, Newark Public Library, Military Veterans Come Together For ‘Combat Paper Project’
- Rutgers University, Newark, To Honor Members of the Campus Community, the Victoria Foundation
- Rutgers University in Newark Art Project Provides Unlikely Partners with a New Understanding of Self-Inflicted Violence
Established in 1970 amidst the swirling winds of change after the 1969 Conklin Hall Takeover, the Organization of Black Faculty and Staff at Rutgers –Newark is one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the United States second only to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to Gerard Drinkard, library associate, John Cotton Dana Library.
For more than 40 years, OBFS professionals have been committed to supporting the academic mission of Rutgers University while encouraging the scholarly pursuits and character development of the students who come through its doors regardless of race, creed or color, explains Drinkard.
Continuously pursuing the challenging yet rewarding cause of equity, opportunity and achievement, it is this family of diverse backgrounds, talents and skills that brings collective and individual perspectives and aspirations to the most diverse university in America, according to Drinkard. He adds that vision, integrity, and purpose remain the group’s historical charge.
Anyone interested in attending the celebration must RSVP by Feb. 18. To RSVP: Gerard Drinkard, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 973 353.3824.
For more information on the OBFS, please go to: http://obfs.newark.rutgers.edu/index.html
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Chancellor: Nancy Cantor
Provost: Todd Clear
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 50+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2013)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement