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The provost assists the chancellor in the development and management of collaborative academic programs between and among units across the Rutgers–Camden campus, Rutgers University, and other institutions, including Rowan University.
Rayman Solomon assumed this inaugural role on January 1, 2014 as chief academic officer for the campus, which enrolls 6,500 students in 36 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate programs. Charged to work closely with Rutgers–Camden academic units, Solomon assists in initiating new interdisciplinary programs to ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and courses of study that only a major research university like Rutgers can offer.
Prior to serving as provost, Solomon served for 16 years as dean of the Rutgers School of Law–Camden. During that time, the law school increased its national reputation among peer institutions, prospective students, and employers alike.
Under Solomon’s leadership, the Rutgers–Camden law school opened a new, state-of-the-art $37 million classroom building in 2008; greatly expanded its portfolio of clinical and pro bono legal programs to provide experiential learning for its students while delivering critical service to Camden and southern New Jersey residents; attracted faculty whose scholarship has received high recognition worldwide; and positioned Rutgers–Camden graduates to compete in such areas as judicial clerkships, in which the law school is ranked nationally.