Members of the Rutgers Community:
Last summer Christopher Molloy was appointed interim chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick after nearly five years as Rutgers’ senior vice president for research and economic development. I am pleased to inform you today that, after consultation with the Boards and with members of the 2017 chancellor search committee, I am removing “interim” from his title and appointing Christopher Molloy as Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
Dr. Molloy is a strong and steady leader who brings a deep understanding of the institution to every discussion about its future. He has embraced the challenges of the chancellorship and has expressed a forward-looking vision that will, among other things, increase Rutgers–New Brunswick’s public prominence, provide a clear financial plan, and expand internships and related opportunities for students.
He has previously served with distinction as dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, interim provost for biomedical and health sciences during the integration of the former UMDNJ into Rutgers, and interim chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Dr. Molloy has been a part of the university community since his days as a pharmacy student here in the 1970s and holds an undergraduate and a professional degree from Rutgers.
Please join me in congratulating Chancellor Molloy. At a critical moment for Rutgers, I know he will provide clarity of vision and continued excellence in leading Rutgers–New Brunswick in the years ahead.