Chancellor's Cabinet

The Chancellor’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the university’s mission of teaching, research and service at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. It oversees and directs major academic units and administrative divisions, and is responsible for carrying out the Chancellor's vision for the University.

Debasish DuttaDebasish Dutta

Chancellor Deba Dutta oversees Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Dutta's vision for the Rutgers flagship is to lead it as an exemplar of a 21st-century, land-grant public research university where innovation, excellence, accessibility and accountability are hallmarks. This means applying the university’s outstanding strengths in serving the public and ensuring access to a full range of educational opportunities for residents of New Jersey, the nation, and the world. He is responsible for both charting the university's future and leading the day-to-day operations of Rutgers' flagship, an institution with more than 42,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, 11 degree-granting schools, five academic research centers, three administrative units, a premier Honors College, Douglass Residential College, and the Zimmerli Art Museum.  Chancellor Dutta joined the Rutgers community in July 2017.  In a career spanning over 30 years, Chancellor Dutta has served as educator, scholar, and administrator at four national research universities.  Chancellor Dutta comes to Rutgers most recently from Purdue University, where he served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, with a faculty appointment as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  

Wanda BlanchettWanda J. Blanchett
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

As interim provost, Wanda Blanchett is the Chief Academic Officer and works with the Chancellor and Rutgers–New Brunswick deans and directors to advance the academic mission of the university by fostering curricular innovation, establishing academic priorities and policies, and overseeing the recruitment, mentoring, and promotion and tenure of faculty. All deans report to the provost. Among other duties, Provost Blanchett oversees a new program for faculty excellence that centralizes and enhances faculty supports at every stage of a faculty member’s career at Rutgers. Dr. Blanchett’s teaching, research and service focuses on issues of educational inequity including urban teacher preparation, issues of race, class, culture, and gender.

Prabhas MoghePrabhas Moghe
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Prabhas Moghe, Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering, is the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Among his achievements, he conceptualized and directed the first National Science Foundation-funded IGERT program at Rutgers. This program and the sequel program have created collaborative networks across the institution and supported the Ph.D. training of more than 50 graduate students over the course of a decade, serving as a blueprint for several other Ph.D. training programs.

Lavinia BoxillLavinia Boxill
Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Lavinia Boxill is the Vice Chancellor for Advancement, New Brunswick, at the Rutgers University Foundation.  Lavinia maintains her own fundraising portfolio of principal gift prospects and oversees 25 major gift officers fundraising on the flagship New Brunswick campus. During her 20 years with Rutgers, Lavinia spent six years in front-line fundraising in the second-largest academic unit at the university, and the past fourteen years managing and directing the growth of major gifts for the Rutgers University Foundation. As a member of the foundation’s senior staff, Lavinia played an integral role in planning the university’s comprehensive $1 billion campaign. 

Courtney McAnuffCourtney McAnuff
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Courtney McAnuff, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, oversees Undergraduate Admissions, Student Financial Aid, Academic Records, Registration, Retention Programs, and Early Awareness Outreach at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Under his direction, Enrollment Management is also opening a “One Stop Student Services Center” to respond to student administrative needs in one location. Vice Chancellor McAnuff brings to Rutgers outstanding leadership, innovative thinking, and progressive programs such as Rutgers Future Scholars.

Felicia McGintyFelicia McGinty
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor Felicia 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 its vision, mission, and core values, the outcomes it achieves result in its prominence as a national leader in student affairs administration and Rutgers University’s recognition for transforming the student experience.

Sepi SepasiSepi Sepasi
Vice Chancellor for Finance

Vice Chancellor Sepi Sepasi 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 plays a key role in the full implementation of the Responsibility Center Management model across Rutgers University.

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

Vice Chancellor Ben 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.