Rutgers Names University's 1st Black President

Associated Press
January 22, 2020 - 7:05 pm
Jonathan Holloway

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school's first black president.

Jonathan Holloway will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Rutgers Board of Governors on Tuesday.

He will be the 21st president of New Jersey's flagship university, succeeding Robert Barchi, who has led Rutgers since September 2012. 

Holloway has served as Northwestern's provost since 2017. Before that, he was the dean of Yale College and Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at the Ivy League school.