News From the Board of Governors: June 2020
Rutgers Board of Governors Approves Tuition and Fee Freeze for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Recognizing the financial stress of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and their families, the Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a freeze on tuition and all fees for undergraduates for the 2020-2021 academic year.
“While tuition and fee increases have been consistently low over the last five years, the Board of Governors committed to a zero percent increase this year so students and families can access an affordable Rutgers education during this unprecedented crisis,” said Mark Angelson, chair of the Board of Governors.
Rutgers Board of Governors Elects Mark Angelson as Chair; William E. Best to Serve as Vice Chair
The Rutgers Board of Governors today named Mark A. Angelson, an international leader in higher education, business and law, to a second term as chair of the governing body.
The board vice chair will be William E. Best, a senior vice president at PNC Bank, former chair of Rutgers Board of Trustees and an emeritus trustee.
Rutgers Board of Governors Approves Asset Purchase Agreement for RUCDR Infinite Biologics
The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to approve an Asset Purchase Agreement, whereby Rutgers will receive $44.4 million to spin out the RUCDR Infinite Biologics lab from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Barbara A. Lee Appointed as a University Professor
Barbara A. Lee, one of the nation’s foremost experts on legal issues in higher education who is stepping down from her position as senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was appointed as a University Professor. Since arriving at Rutgers in 1982, Lee has played a pivotal role in the expansion and strengthening the university academic portfolio, serving as dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations and, since 2015, as senior vice president for Academic Affairs. Among her accomplishments, she chaired the New Jersey Bar Association’s Higher Education Committee, was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and authored and coauthored several books, including the definitive treatise, The Law of Higher Education.
Robert M. Goodman Appointed as University Professor
Robert M. Goodman, who is stepping down as executive dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and as executive director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station after 15 years, was appointed as a University Professor. A Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Goodman is an expert on soil microorganisms and plant diseases, publishing widely as an elected fellow of the American Society for Microbiology and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among his accomplishments, he led the creation of the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, served as principal investigator of the New Agriculture for a New Generation project, and led fundraising for the $55 million signature building for the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health.
Scott Glenn Named Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Scott Glenn, an acclaimed researcher and world leader in understanding ocean basin scale circulation, has been named Board of Governors Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Glenn’s revolutionary work on the predictability of ocean physics underscores his many awards, including the Oceanography Award by the International Society for Underwater Technology, the Naval Research Lab Award, and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Impact Award. Among his accomplishments, he developed the first Dynamical Forecast Model, as well as the world’s largest, high-frequency shore-based radar system measuring surface ocean circulation in the northeast United States.
Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger Named François-Xavier Bagnoud Chair in Community Pediatric Nursing
Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, Division of Nursing Science in the Rutgers School of Nursing, was named to the François-Xavier Bagnoud Chair in Community Pediatric Nursing. Widely recognized for her scholarly contributions and leadership in critical aspects of adolescent health promotion and prevention, Lelutiu-Weinberger will serve a three-year term. Among her accomplishments, she received a National Institutes for Health Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) and an Investigator Initiated Research Grant (R01) from the National Institute for Mental Health in support of her intervention research.
Anne Morrison Piehl Named James Cullen Chair in Economics
Anne Morrison Piehl, a prominent and influential scholar in the economics of crime and criminal justice, was named to the James Cullen Chair in Economics. Morrison Piehl, who will serve a five-year term, has published extensively in the fields of criminal sentencing, immigration and crime, corrections management and policy, and youth violence. Among her accomplishments, she served on the New Jersey Committee on Government Efficiency and Reform Corrections/Sentencing Task Force, prepared expert testimony for the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice and testified before Congress and the United States Sentencing Commission.