Debasish "Deba" Dutta assumes his duties as chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Gambling in New Jersey is on the rise and the rate of gambling disorder is four times the national average.
Dutta brings experience at three Big Ten universities to leadership role at Rutgers.
Students are returning to new and renovated facilities across the Rutgers University system.
The university will host a lecture on April 6 by the 'Ebony and Ivy' author on academia’s historical connections to slavery and racism.
An estimated 16,465 graduates will receive academic degrees at three Rutgers University commencement ceremonies.