NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Sandy J. Stewart, past chair of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and an alumnus of the university, was inducted into the Rutgers Board of Governors at today’s meeting. A Trustee Governor, Stewart’s term runs through 2021. Additionally, Stewart was elected to the Rutgers University-Camden Board of Directors.

Stewart, who earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers-Camden’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1981 and a Master of Science from the Graduate School at Rutgers-Camden in 1987, was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2006. He is a retired highly respected biotech industry entrepreneur and scientist. He also is a member of the Rutgers University Foundation’s Board of Overseers and the Rutgers University-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council.

Sandy J. Stewart
Sandy J. Stewart
Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

“We are delighted that Mr. Stewart will continue his distinguished service at Rutgers as a member of the Board of Governors,” said President Robert Barchi. “We especially look forward to capitalizing on his expertise in the field of biotechnology, which is a vital contributor to the health of the state’s economy.”

Stewart was a founder/co-founder of several biotechnology companies including Paradigm Genetics (now Cogenics Icoria Inc.), Arcanum Discovery and Immunovation. These companies spanned functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics into drug development.  He began his biotech career at the pharmaceutical company Novartis and most recently helped advance technology at Metabolon, both in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Among his many awards and honors are the 1995 Ciba AgriNova International Award, the 1998 Center for Entrepreneurial Development Start-up of the Year, and 2000 runner-up to Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

A former resident of Medford, N.J., Stewart lives in New Hill, N.C.