Office of the Chancellor

I am committed to advancing Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service and am honored and energized at the opportunity to lead the Rutgers’ flagship at a time of such achievement and growth.   

A hallmark of our identity as a flagship public research university is our commitment to meeting the needs of citizens of the state, nation, and beyond.  The expertise developed at Rutgers has helped to expand our understanding of the world in which we live, illuminating knowledge in virtually every corner of the globe.  Throughout its history, Rutgers has brought the leading edge discoveries of its distinguished faculty and vital contributions of its talented student researchers to bear in addressing global issues and in impacting people’s lives in meaningful ways – from underscoring the effects of climate change to leading transformational initiatives at the intersection of food, nutrition and health; from engineering advances in biotic limbs to being at the forefront of a wide range of academic disciplines, from African-American history to Women’s and Gender Studies.

Applying the university’s outstanding strengths in service of the public good – its innovative research, its vibrant intellectual capital, its remarkable diversity, and more – and ensuring robust access to a full range of educational opportunities for our society’s citizens is the higher purpose of higher education, and I am proud to lead an institution that continues to have this profound impact today.

I am excited to be at my new home on the banks of the Raritan and I look forward to achieving even greater heights for Rutgers.

With gratitude,

Deba Dutta
Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick