M.B.A., Monmouth College
In 2005, Larry Gaines was named associate chancellor for administration and finance at Rutgers–Camden. He was promoted to vice chancellor in 2007, and is the first person to hold this position at Rutgers–Camden.
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 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 financial services, facilities maintenance, parking, and human resources departments, as well as the Rutgers University Police Department, the Rutgers–Camden Technology Campus, and the Office of Sponsored Research. He is also 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 the Camden Campus of Rutgers 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.