Haddon will lead the nine-member board for a two-year term.
At Rutgers-Camden, Haddon oversees a research university that has more than 7,350 students in 39 undergraduate and 28 graduate programs, as well as more than 1,300 employees. She is noted for her leadership on issues related to access and equity, the university said in a news release.
She is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools and the 2019 Smith College Medal. She has also won awards from the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners, among others.
She also serves on the boards of Cooper University Health System, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and others.
The Philadelphia resident has a master of laws from Yale Law School and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, as well as a bachelor’s from Smith College.