Appointments & Retirements

July 30, 2014

Monica Buonincontri has been appointed marketing communications manager in the Office of Communications, Rutgers University–Camden.

Glenn Crooks, head coach of women's soccer at Intercollegiate Athletics, retires after 14 years of service. Michael O'Neill, associate head coach, has been appointed head coach. Meghan Ryan, first assistant, has been appointed associate head coach. Learn more here.

Morris Davis has been appointed Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick effective in August. Learn more here.

John Oberdiek has been appointed acting dean of the School of Law–Camden. Learn more here.

Merylou Rodriguez has been appointed director of scholarships, housing, and student engagement at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

July 23, 2014

Gretchen Heaton has been appointed assistant dean of first-year experiences and college events at Douglass Residential College. Learn more here.

Ellen Lieberman has been appointed associate dean of Douglass Residential College.

Terre Martin, associate director of public relations in the Office of Community Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, retires on September 1 after 15 years of service. Patricia Kastner has been appointed associate director, effective September 1.

July 9, 2014

Edwin A. Deitch retired on June 30. He was chair of the Department of Surgery from 1994 to 2011 after joining New Jersey Medical School in 1994.

Bunyad Haider retired on June 30. He was a professor and acting chair from 1991 to 1992 and interim chair from 2006 to 2012 in the Department of Medicine at New Jersey Medical School. He joined the school in 1967. 

G. Reza Najem retired on June 30. He was a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and a member of New Jersey Medical School since 1974.

Gerson Weiss, chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at New Jersey Medical School, retires on August 1. He joined the school in 1985.

July 2, 2014

Carole Kantor, associate director of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, retires on August 1 after 22 years of service at the university.

A. Van Jordan has been appointed Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor by the Board of Governors and joins the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark in the fall. Learn more here.

June 25, 2014

Richard De Lisi, dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, steps down from his post on June 30 after 11 years of service. He has been appointed University Professor by the Board of Governors. Clark Chinn, professor I at the GSE, and Sharon Ryan, professor I at the GSE, have been appointed interim co-deans for the months of July and August.

Sheila Thimba, vice dean of administration at the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, steps down for a new role in mid-July after two years of service at the university. Ron Ransome, dean of mathematical and physical sciences at SAS, serves as interim vice dean of administration effective July 1. He also continues to serve as dean of mathematical and physical sciences.

Adela Yarcheski, professor at the College of Nursing, retires on June 30 after 33 years at the university.

June 18, 2014

Monica Barrett has been appointed interim senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. She has served in the Office of General Counsel since 1996 and is currently associate vice president and deputy general counsel. Learn more here.

Frances Bouchoux has been appointed interim senior vice president and chief enterprise risk management, ethics, and compliance officer. Learn more here.

John Farmer Jr. completes his temporary tenure as senior vice president and general counsel on June 30 and returns as a university professor on July 1. Learn more here.

Donald L. McCabe, professor at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is retiring after 26 years at the school. Learn more here.

June 4, 2014

Richard L. Edwards has been appointed chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He will also continue in his role as the executive vice president for academic affairs.

May 28, 2014

Shirley M. Collado has been appointed executive vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and executive vice provost, Rutgers University–Newark, effective January 2015. Learn more here.

Susan C. Dolbert has been appointed vice president of development at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, effective September 2. Learn more here.

May 21, 2014

Wanda J. Blanchett has been appointed dean of the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, effective September 1. Learn more here.

Peter March has been appointed executive dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, effective July 1. Learn more here.

José M. Robinson retired from Camden School of Arts and Sciences as senior counselor for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF), November 1, 2013. He has been an EOF counselor for 43 years at Rutgers.

May 14, 2014

Clarence Fullard has been appointed director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more here.

W. Ray Williams has been appointed program coordinator for the Business Student Transition at Rutgers Program at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick.