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Rutgers Presidential Search Commences as Chair and Vice-Chair of Search Committee are Selected

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Wednesday July 20, 2011

Rutgers Presidential Search Commences as Chair and Vice-Chair of Search Committee are Selected

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Rutgers Board of Governors Chair names first two members of panel

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Dr. Ralph Izzo, chairman of the Rutgers University Board of Governors, today announced the selection of the two individuals who will lead the search for the 20th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Greg Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions, Inc., has agreed to serve as chairman of the presidential search committee. Linda Stamato, co-director of Rutgers’ Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and long time member of the graduate faculty, will serve as vice-chair.

“I am gratified that two such outstanding individuals have agreed to take on this important task,” said Izzo. “The selection of the president is a significant undertaking and I want to thank Greg and Linda for their commitment of time, energy and expertise.” 

Brown, who graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor’s degree in economics, is a member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers. He previously served as CEO as well as president and chief operating officer of Motorola, Inc. Prior to joining Motorola in 2003, he was chairman and CEO of Micromuse, Inc., a publicly traded network management software company and president of Ameritech Custom Business Services and Ameritech New Media, Inc. Brown was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Management Advisory Board as well as the Skills for America’s

Linda Stamato

Linda Stamato

Future board.

“Rutgers has a rich tradition and proud history,” said Brown, a 1982 graduate. “I am honored to chair the committee that will help select the next president.”  

Stamato holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Rutgers. She has a history of distinguished service to Rutgers and the university community, including serving as acting dean of Douglass College from 2001 to 2002 and membership on the Board of Trustees and Board of  Governors – where she served as chair from 1981 to 1984. In addition, Stamato served twice on the New Jersey State Board of Higher Education; was a member of the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; and served on the Board of Trustees of Montclair State University and the Board of Trustees of the College of New Jersey.

 "I look forward to working with Greg, the members of the search committee, and the Rutgers community as we conduct our search,” said Stamato. “I anticipate a thorough and rewarding selection process."

The presidential search committee will have approximately 20 members including representatives of university governing boards, alumni, faculty, students, staff and “at-large” members of the Rutgers community. Additional committee members are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The committee is charged with identifying and screening candidates and presenting the names of at least five nominees to the Board of Governors. Members of the governing boards, faculty, staff, students and alumni will be invited to nominate candidates for consideration by the search committee and to recommend the qualifications and attributes desired in the next president. The Rutgers Board of Governors appoints the university president with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.

It is expected that a final candidate for president will be identified in spring 2012.

Additional information is available on the presidential search website,

Media Contact: E.J. Miranda
732-932-7084, ext. 613

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