News From the Board of Governors: July 2019

News From the Board of Governors: July 2019

The Board of Governors approves tuition and fees for 2019-2020, names John L. Colaizzi Chair in Pharmacy as well as a University Professor and a Distinguished Service Professor during its July 23 meeting.

Board of Governors Approves 2.9 Percent Tuition and Fee Increase for Undergraduates

The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, today approved a tuition and fee increase of 2.9 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year for undergraduate students. The board also approved a $4.6 billion budget for the upcoming academic year.

Compensation costs for university employees account for 65 percent of the total budget. The university recently reached agreements with labor unions that provide for a 3 percent salary increase for unionized faculty and staff members for fiscal year 2020.

“We know tuition increases are difficult for our students, and we have worked hard again this year to keep them to a minimum as we face rising expenditures,” said Mark Angelson, chair of the Board of Governors. “This increase allows us to maintain our top academic programs and provide access to the highest quality education for all of our students. In fact, for many of our students with the greatest financial need, the cost of tuition will continue to be zero.”

Rutgers’ tuition increase is lower than 2019-2020 increases at several institutions in neighboring states Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware, where tuition will rise between 3 percent and 5 percent.

In New Jersey, Rutgers’ average increase of 2.1 percent over the last five years is on par with average tuition and fee increases at all public colleges and universities for the same period. It is in the mid-range of average five-year increases among Big Ten universities.

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Wei-Xing Zong, a professor of chemical biology in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and coleader of the Cancer Metabolism and Growth Research Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was named to the John L. Colaizzi Chair in Pharmacy. Zong works on cutting-edge cancer research and drug development with a focus on the regulation of cancer cell stress response and metabolism.

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Kriste A. Lindenmeyer Appointed as a University Professor
Kriste A. Lindenmeyer, a prominent scholar in the areas of childhood, public policy and social entrepreneurship at Rutgers University-Camden, was appointed as a University Professor. Lindenmeyer came to Rutgers in 2011 and served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Camden from July 2011 through her return to the faculty in January 2019. Among her accomplishments, she helped establish Rutgers-Camden’s Leadership Institute and created two new graduate programs, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Science in Forensic Science, the first forensic graduate degree of its kind in New Jersey.

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Hooshang Amirahmadi Named Distinguished Service Professor
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