Rutgers president list down to several dozen candidates

from The Star-Ledger, December 31, 2011 by Nic Corbett

The search for the next president of Rutgers University is expected to heat up significantly in the next two to three months.

The 24-member search committee has collected more than 250 nominations for the next president of the 58,000-student university and narrowed down the list to several dozen interested candidates, said chairman Greg Brown, chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions.

He characterized the search as “vibrant and robust.

“We have identified a number of candidates that are active, meaning they are eager to be considered,” Brown said, “and we will further work the process and narrow the field over time.”

The committee, which has held three meetings, is working with R. William Funk & Associates, a top higher-education search firm being paid $150,000 plus expenses to lead the process, he said. The deadline to submit nominations was Dec. 15, but the committee may allow exceptions. Most candidates are from outside the university.

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