Antonio D. Tillis chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden
Photography courtesy of University of Houston-Downtown

Antonio D. Tillis, an experienced leader in higher education and scholar of Afro-Hispanic studies, has been named the new chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden. “Antonio Tillis is a brilliant scholar and gifted administrator whose commitment to the transformative power of higher education presents an exceptional opportunity for both Rutgers and New Jersey,” said Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway.

“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to lead an institution as engaged, diverse, and student-centered as Rutgers University–Camden,” said Tillis, who had been the interim president of the University of Houston–Downtown and the dean of its College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Tillis succeeds Phoebe A. Haddon, who served as chancellor for six years and is on the faculty of Rutgers Law School. Tillis will begin his new job on July 1.