Senior Vice Chancellor
M.B.A., Monmouth College
In 2005, Larry Gaines was named associate chancellor for administration and finance at Rutgers University–Camden. He was promoted to vice chancellor in 2007 and was named senior vice chancellor in 2016.
Gaines previously served as the associate dean for the Rutgers School of Business. During his 19-year tenure at the Rutgers–Camden business school, Gaines developed a Transfer Scholarship Program designed to attract top business students from area county colleges. He also helped to forge collaborations with Lockheed Martin, Cendant, Virtua Health, and Atlantic Cape Community College that have allowed the Rutgers-Camden business school to offer MBA courses across southern New Jersey.
As senior vice chancellor, Gaines, is responsible for all aspects of budgetary planning for the campus, where he also oversees the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing buildings. Additionally, he directs the efficient operations of the budget, financial services, human resources, institutional research, IT, and sponsored research offices, as well as such centralized University functions on the Camden campus as the RUPD and facilities. He is the former president and chair of the Rutgers Federal Credit Union, where he also served as a member of the investment committee.
Prior to joining Rutgers–Camden in 1986, Gaines served as director of accounting at Gwynedd-Mercy College; director of administrative services at Salem Community College; and as an internal auditor at Burlington County College. He was also a partner in the Cherry Hill business services firm of Dugan and Gaines. In 2004, Gaines was a recognized for his dedication to Rutgers with the Excellence in Service Award for playing a major role in the design, construction and maintenance of three modern computer-aided classrooms for students and taking a collaborative approach in his work and volunteering to tackle challenges and tasks outside of his regular responsibilities.