It is expected that Rutgers University will soon formally announce that Northwestern University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jonathan Holloway will become Rutgers’ next president, having been selected from a pool of some 300 applicants.
Rutgers’ President Robert Barchi announced this past July that he will step down, paving the way for the search process.
Fifty-two-year-old Holloway will become the university’s first black president in the institution’s 253-year history; he holds a PhD in history from Yale University and has expertise in African-American studies. Holloway earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, where he played football.
Several reports noted that, in effect, Holloway has both the “brains and the braun” to lead a university that is highly competitive in both academic and athletic spheres.
An array of people have already voiced support for Holloway, including, for example, Governor Phil Murphy.
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