Sandy J. Stewart, Biotechnology Entrepreneur, Elected Vice Chair of Rutgers Board of Governors

Sandy J. Stewart, Biotechnology Entrepreneur, Elected Vice Chair of Rutgers Board of Governors

Stewart, inducted onto the board in July 2015, will assume the post July 1

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Sandy J. Stewart, former chair of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and an alumnus of the university, was elected to serve as vice chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors at today’s meeting. Stewart will assume the post July 1. He was inducted onto the Rutgers Board of Governors in July 2015.

Stewart earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University-Camden’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1981 and a Master of Science from the Graduate School at Rutgers-Camden in 1987. He was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2006.

Sandy J. Stewart
Stewart, now retired, is a highly respected biotech industry entrepreneur and scientist. He was a founder or co-founder of several biotechnology companies, including Paradigm Genetics (now Cogenics Icoria Inc.) and Immunovation. These companies spanned functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics into drug development. He began his biotech career at the pharmaceutical company Novartis and has helped advance technology at Metabolon, both in Research Triangle Park, N.C. During his career, Stewart has also worked with the American Red Cross and the United Nations.

A Trustee Governor, Stewart’s term runs through 2021. He also serves on the Rutgers-Camden Board of Directors and is a member of the Rutgers-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council.

Among his many awards and honors are the 1995 Ciba AgriNova International Award, the 1998 Center for Entrepreneurial Development Start-up of the Year and the 2000 runner-up to Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

A former resident of Medford, N.J., Stewart lives in New Hill, N.C.  

Established in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and one of the nation’s premier public research universities, educating more than 67,000 students and serving people throughout New Jersey. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the only public institution in New Jersey represented in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Rutgers-New Brunswick is also a member of the Big Ten Conference and its academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation – a consortium of 15 world-class research universities.