Who We Are
Nancy Cantor, PhD
Chancellor Designate (Effective January 1, 2014)
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer for Rutgers-Newark, and directs all operations for the campus, which includes seven undergraduate and graduate colleges, 12,000 students, 500 full-time faculty and 1100 full-time staff members.
Philip L. Yeagle (2011-2013)
Steven J. Diner (2002-2011)
Norman Samuels (1982-2002)
Kemel W. Dawkins, AB
Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration
Serves as the Newark campus' chief business officer and oversees a broad range of university functions including the campus budget and fiscal oversight, business services, student financial services, public safety, facilities and capital planning, grants and administration, and purchasing. The primary function of the office is to ensure that the campus's administrative structure provides the most efficient and effective support for its academic programs, students, and those who avail themselves of the University's services.
Christopher Pye, MCRP
Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Mary Tamasco, MHRM
Assistant Chancellor for Budget and Administrative Services
Lisa Stachniewicz, BA
Budget & Resource Studies Analyst
P. Denise Taylor, BS
Senior Executive Associate to the Chancellor
Alec Gates, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research
Facilitates development of externally funded research programs, of inter-institutional programs and shared research facilities; organizes external reviews of academic departments; oversees pre-award grant activities.
John Gunkel, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and Services
Coordinates areas of the campus relating to student academic affairs and student services on both the graduate and undergraduate levels; facilitates inter-institutional programs and services; and serves as the campus coordinator for issues relating to new student enrollment and retention. Units reporting to this office:
- Financial Aid
Janice Friedland, BA
Senior Executive Associate for Academic Affairs
Coordinates and advises on academic affairs activities including faculty personnel programs and faculty affairs matters.
- Faculty -related policies and procedures
- Promotion and tenure, appointment and reappointment, materials review, processing and advising.
- External review and accreditation - budget processing/monitoring
- Newark Faculty Council
- Chancellor’s Office special projects and academic programs support.
Irene O'Brien, MPA
Vice Chancellor for Development
Serves as the Newark campus’ chief development officer and oversees a group of major gift fundraising professionals dedicated to the seven undergraduate and graduate colleges, the law school, and the corporate and foundations relations liaison. Provides leadership and direction with the primary focus on successfully managing and coordinating the major gifts program on the Newark campus.
Jennifer Taylor Smith, MBA, MLS
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rutgers University Foundation
Develops, manages and sustains Rutgers-Newark relationships with corporation and foundation partners. Collaborates with deans, faculty, and directors of development in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate and foundation gifts for Rutgers-Newark's priority programs and research. Assists with writing, editing and advising on proposals.
Helen Paxton, MA
Director of Communications
Primary spokesperson for Rutgers-Newark. Oversees the Office of Communications, which handles external relations, media relations and web communications.
Gerald Massenburg, BS
Associate Chancellor for Student Life
Oversees the staff, programs, services, facilities and resources of Health Services, Psychological Counseling Services, Athletics and Recreation, Paul Robeson Campus Center, and Residence Life.
Diane Hill, PhD
Assistant Chancellor for Community Partnerships
Oversees the Office of University-Community Partnerships. The office works to strengthen ties between the campus and Newark community.
Louella J. Flemings
Cheryl Jackson, BS
Lenore C. Pearson, MPA
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Chancellor Designate: Nancy Cantor
Interim Chancellor: 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