Moghe named Rutgers University’s chief academic officer

The Rutgers University board of governors announced it has appointed Prabhas Moghe as executive vice president for academic affairs, effective Oct. 5.

In this new role, he will develop strategies and initiatives to strengthen the university’s academic enterprise while also serving as Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway’s chief adviser on academic matters. Moghe has served as a faculty member at the school since 1995 and was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor for research and academic affairs for Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2019.

“I am excited to bring Dr. Moghe’s intellect, experience, deep knowledge of Rutgers, character, and leadership to the executive vice president for academic affairs position,” Holloway said. “I know he will help our faculty do extraordinary things in pursuit of scholarly excellence, contribute substantially to the creation and advancement of knowledge at Rutgers, and build our recognition among the best public universities in the United States and the world.”

In 2013, Moghe was named a distinguished professor of biomedical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering. For more than 12 years, he has directed two National Science Foundation-sponsored graduate training programs in biologic interfaces and in stem cell science and engineering. He also served as an adjunct professor of surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and has been named a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

Moghe will be taking over the role from Richard L. Edwards, who was serving on the interim since July 1, 2020, after Barbara Lee stepped down.