The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Higher Education Restructuring Act, enacted in August 2012, offers new opportunities for the significant development and growth of Rutgers–Camden’s research, teaching, and service missions.

Recognizing that Rutgers–Camden is at a unique juncture in the history of our campus, Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett has launched a strategic planning effort.  It is crucial for us to think, talk, and plan together to ensure that we build our campus in a way that is consistent with who we are and what we wish to become.  Such activity is consistent with the recently completed University-wide strategic plan initiated by President Robert Barchi and approved by the Rutgers Board of Governors.

The campus community will develop a concise, focused plan that sets priorities for Rutgers–Camden and creates a clear foundation for communicating our goals and strategies both within and beyond Rutgers. The key elements of the process include a series of discussions open to – and representative of – every member of our community:  faculty, students, staff, alumni, regional communities and leaders, and supporters and friends of our campus.

This planning process is being facilitated by Dr. Terrence MacTaggart, who formerly served as chancellor of both the University of Maine System and the Minnesota State University System.  A widely recognized leader in the advancement of higher education in the United states, he currently is a senior fellow of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

The planning process is guided by a steering committee, which works closely with Dr. MacTaggart. The committee is co-chaired by Dr. Drew Humphries (professor, CFAS-sociology) and Dr. Andrew Seligsohn (associate chancellor for civic engagement and strategic planning). Click here for the full committee list.