Dear Rutgers University – Newark community members,
Following up on my announcement last month about a leadership team transition, I am thrilled to share the news that effective July 1, 2022 our new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor will be Jeffrey Robinson, Prudential Chair in Business and Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School (RBS). Many members of the Rutgers-Newark community know Jeff for his publicly engaged scholarship, award-winning teaching, and organizational leadership roles at RBS, where he has been on the faculty since 2008 specializing in management and entrepreneurship and where he is Academic Director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). In the wider world, Jeff has earned a reputation nationally and internationally as a thought leader, author, and sought-after speaker and trainer working at the intersection of economic development, social problem solving using entrepreneurial approaches, inclusive innovation, and workforce diversity. That includes expansive publicly engaged scholarship that has earned him acclaim locally and statewide through CUEED and the New Jersey Social Entrepreneurship Institute, where he has created vitally important programs to cultivate and mentor entrepreneurs.