At The Board

At The Board


The Rutgers Board of Governors took the following actions at its February 17, 2010, meeting:

Prudential Chair in Business Prudential Financial has given $3 million to endow a chair at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick that will enable the university to honor, retain and recruit a distinguished senior scholar in business.


Established the Master of Business and Science Degree Program and the Certificate Program in Science and Technology Management at the Graduate School – Newark The newly established programs reflects the need in New Jersey for graduate-level professional training in business and science. The degree program was recently introduced on the New Brunswick and Camden campuses.      


Building and Construction

Nelson Biology C-Wing Renovation on the Busch Campus approved The $9.6 project, funded by a National Institutes of Health Grant, will allow the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) to consolidate and streamline a portion of its operations in over 11,000 square feet of modernized lab, office and support space. The RUCDR has generated over $150 million in funding to Rutgers over the past decade.

Livingston Dining Commons The board approved a contract for construction of the Livingston Dining Commons building on the Livingston Campus. A revised project budget of $30.5 million reflects the newly expected density and diversity on that campus.



Early Learning Research Academy The board approved a contract for design and construction of the Early Learning Research Academy on the Camden Campus, a reallocation of funds to the Center for Integrative Proteomics Technologies project, and a postponement of the College Avenue Greening Project due to financial concerns.

New members The board inducted two new public members: Joseph J. Roberts Jr., retired speaker of the state General Assembly, and Gordon A. MacInnes, a former legislator and assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education.