Leadership Team

The Chancellor’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the university’s mission of teaching, research and service in New Brunswick. It oversees and directs major academic units and administrative divisions, and is responsible for carrying out Chancellor Edwards’ vision for the University and the goals laid out in the strategic plan: Revolutionary Past...Revolutionary Future.

Richard EdwardsRichard L. Edwards

Chancellor Richard L. Edwards oversees Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He is responsible for both charting the university's future and leading the day-to-day operations of the Rutgers' flagship. Chancellor Edwards joined the Rutgers community in August 2005, and has served the university as interim president, executive vice president for academic affairs and the dean of the School of Social Work. A well-known scholar, educator, and administrator, he was appointed Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick in 2014. 

Karen StubausKaren R. Stubaus
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Administration

Vice President Karen Stubaus is responsible for a broad array of academic, budgetary, strategic, and policy matters across the University’s three geographical campuses in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, as well as for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. She also provides oversight over all faculty affairs matters as well as faculty labor relations, and is the interface between Academic Affairs and General Counsel’s Office. Throughout her career at Rutgers, Vice President Stubaus has been a leader in promoting opportunities for women, and in increasing faculty diversity and inclusion. She holds a Ph.D. in 17th century American History and teaches from time to time in the Departments of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as in the Graduate School of Education’s Ph.D. Program in Higher Education.

Lily YoungLily Young

As provost, Lily Young works with the Chancellor and New Brunswick deans and directors to strategically recruit, promote, and develop New Brunswick faculty. Among other duties, Provost Young oversees a new program for faculty excellence that centralizes and enhances faculty supports at every stage of a faculty member’s career at Rutgers.

Roberta LeslieRoberta Leslie
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Associate Vice President Roberta Leslie is a senior-level policy advisor to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor, with particular emphasis on international agreements, relations with other institutions of higher education and various government agencies, academic program development, transfer programs, and institutional accreditation. 

Linda SchulzeLinda Schulze
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

As an advisor to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor, Linda Schulze is involved in a number of areas, from faculty development to special academic and cultural programs, including such major responsibilities as the University-wide Promotion Review Committee, coordination of faculty award and limited submission national and international prize competitions, and in the development and planning of major university events and initiatives. 

Ben Sifuentes-JáureguiBen Sifuentes-Jáuregui
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Vice Chancellor Sifuentes-Jáuregui ensures that Rutgers–New Brunswick maintains its strength in traditional undergraduate education, while developing new models that integrate classroom education with experiential learning and that anticipate and prepare our students for the world to come. He oversees such signature academic programs as the Byrne Seminars and the Aresty Research Center, as well as the Office of Distinguished Fellowships, the Rutgers Learning Centers, the Office of Disability Services, University Career Services, and the Office of Student Access and Educational Equity.

Felicia McGintyFelicia McGinty
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor McGinty provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the large and complex Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs creates innovative learning opportunities, programs, and services that prepare students to lead, serve, and become engaged members of a global society. Guided by our vision, mission, and core values, the outcomes we achieve will result in our prominence as a national leader in student affairs administration and Rutgers University’s recognition for transforming the student experience.

Jorge SchementJorge Schement
Vice Chancellor of Diversity & Inclusion

Vice Chancellor Schement leads the Rutgers–New Brunswick Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which advances, promotes, and advocates for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity as key elements to achieve Rutgers’ strategic vision to be preeminent in research, excellent in teaching, and committed to community. 

MaryLou OrtizMary Lou Ortiz
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Vice Chancellor Ortiz manages the university’s financial and related administrative operations. She makes recommendations to ensure the fiscal health and administrative efficiency and effectiveness of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. She works closely with Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer Michael Gower to strengthen the accounting and finance functions within Rutgers Universtiy–New Brunswick. In these capacities, she will play a key role in the full implementation of the Responsibility Center Management model across the Rutgers system.

Zachariah HosseiniZach Hosseini
Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications & Marketing

As Associate Vice Chancellor, Zach Hosseini is responsible for explaining and promoting the Chancellor’s vision for Rutgers University­–New Brunswick to both internal and external constituents. In addition to his executive communications role, he works closely with the Rutgers’ communications apparatus, University Communications and Marketing, to advise on numerous strategic issues that range from media relations, to marketing, to digital communications.