Guiding Our Exceptional Institution

At Rutgers University–New Brunswick, we're building an inclusive community founded on academic excellence and groundbreaking research that will transform our world.

Office of the Chancellor

The Office of the Chancellor is responsible for fulfilling the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Central to that mission, Chancellor Francine Conway and her leadership team strive to foster excellence and equity among students, staff, faculty and the entire Rutgers community.

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Leading with Empathy and Compassion

Leading with Empathy and Compassion

Francine Conway

Francine Conway, Ph.D.

Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick


Chancellor Conway leads Rutgers–New Brunswick’s mission of academic excellence, leveraging the institution’s resources and tapping into its potential to be a national leader in student support, faculty enrichment, and community engagement.

She envisions a university where all members–students and faculty–know they belong, and are better able to reach their personal and professional goals.

Rutgers–New Brunswick is poised to deliver on its promise to serve the public; to be a welcoming and intellectually stimulating place for individuals from diverse backgrounds; and to transform the lives of individuals, communities and the world.

Chancellor Francine Conway

Planning for the Future

The Rutgers–New Brunswick Academic Master Plan, led by the Office of the Chancellor, will serve as the roadmap for the institution’s future, clarifying strategies to accomplish the university’s academic mission.

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The Rutgers Advantage

Rutgers–New Brunswick is holistically reimagining the student experience—from enrollment to retention and ultimately graduation—to ensure students are supported in their well-being and sense of belonging, and prepared to succeed in their academic and co-curricular pursuits as well as in the real world.

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Reaching Our Goals

Under the leadership of Chancellor Conway, the Office of the Chancellor is focused on several strategic priorities and initiatives to reach our goals and advance the mission of Rutgers–New Brunswick.

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Student looks into a microscope
Students studying together in a brightly-lit lounge
Bell in front Winants Hall