Molloy named chancellor of Rutgers-New Brunswick

By Eric Strauss
New Brunswick | Feb 6, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Christopher Molloy, who has been serving as interim chancellor of Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus since July 2018, was appointed to the permanent post Wednesday.

Molloy, who had been senior vice president for research and economic development at the university for five years, became interim chancellor in New Brunswick after Debasish “Deba” Dutta resigned after just over a year on the job.

In a letter sent to the campus community, President Robert Barchi said:

“Dr. Molloy is a strong and steady leader who brings a deep understanding of the institution to every discussion about its future. He has embraced the challenges of chancellorship and has expressed a forward-looking vision that will, among other things, increase Rutgers-New Brunswick’s public prominence, provide a clear financial plan and expand internships and related opportunities for students.”

During his time at Rutgers, Molloy has served as dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, interim provost for biomedical and health sciences and interim chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

“At a critical moment for Rutgers, I know he will provide clarity of vision and continued excellence in leading Rutgers-New Brunswick in the years ahead,” Barchi said.

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