Role of the Chancellor

The chancellor operates as the chief executive of Rutgers University–Camden, serving as a leader both on the Camden campus and in the surrounding region.

Leading Rutgers in South Jersey

The chancellor has direct responsibility for the daily administration of a campus that enrolls more than 6,500 students in 39 undergraduate programs and 28 graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. The southernmost of three regional campuses that comprise Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers–Camden is located across 40 acres in the Camden Waterfront District, in the very heart of the metro Philadelphia region.

The chancellor is the chief executive officer of Rutgers University–Camden, overseeing 1,100 employees and an annual budget of more than $173 million. The chancellor reports to the Rutgers president and is a member of the president’s cabinet and a key member of the university’s executive team. The chancellor plays a leadership role in the revitalization of Camden and serves as an important partner with other institutions and businesses in promoting the economic, social, and cultural development of the fastest-growing region in New Jersey.

As chief academic officer, the chancellor is responsible for maintaining and advancing the national stature of the campus and of its faculty. The chancellor ensures that the needs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are effectively met; encourages the development of strong programs of research; works with the deans to recruit and develop outstanding faculty; and serves as primary spokesperson for the campus. The chancellor brings together faculty from various disciplines and other institutions in scholarly initiatives that benefit the campus, its academic programs, and its host region of which it is a part.

As a member of the president’s cabinet and a key member of the university’s leadership team, the chancellor works collaboratively across the Rutgers system to advance the Rutgers–Camden and the entire university.

As chief budget officer, the chancellor is responsible for the campus’s annual budget. He or she works within an enrollment-driven budgeting environment and aims to enhance state and tuition revenues by developing innovative and appropriate programs.

As the primary representative of Rutgers to the southern New Jersey community, the chancellor takes the initiative in forging partnerships with public and private institutions in the region and spearheading the campus’ efforts to improve the quality of life in Camden and the Delaware Valley