A resolution read in Senate chambers marked the university’s 250th anniversary.
The president commended Rutgers for persistence in inviting him and said letters from student's grandmother sealed the deal.
The facility is supported by a $10 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The 19,000-square-foot, modern residential facility that will provide additional dorm rooms, classrooms, and assembly and lounge spaces.
Rutgers will break ground for the Global Village Learning Center at Douglass Residential College, a project partnered by the university and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College.
Young families celebrated their own Rutgers Homecoming tailgate party on the lawn of the president’s home at the first R Family Fall Festival.
Haddon, who has served as the dean of the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law since 2009, begins her post July 1.
The “Big Ten Academic Advantage Panel” will take place at the Rutgers University Visitor Center May 2.
The ambitious, comprehensive plan is to set the university’s direction for the next five years.
The 1968 graduate from Rutgers-Newark will serve a six-year term.
Kean served as governor from 1982 until 1990.