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Jonathan Holloway

Piscataway, NJ
Ex Officio
President, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Mark A. Angelson

New York, NY
Rutgers College, B.A., 1972
Rutgers School of LawNewark, J.D., 1975
Public Governor–2026
Chairman, Institute of International Education (IIE)

Hollis A. Copeland

Newark, NJ
Rutgers College, B.A., 1978
Trustee Governor–2025
Senior Managing Director, Tigress Financial Partners

Alan M. Crosta, Jr.

Randolph, NJ
Rutgers College, B.A., 1986
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, M.D., 1990
Trustee Governor–2030
Retired Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ

Mary I. DiMartino

Lawrenceville, NJ
Douglass College, B.A., 1985
Trustee Governor–2025
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

James F. Dougherty

Wayne, PA
Rutgers College, B.A., 1974
Graduate School–New Brunswick, M.S., 1975
University of Pennsylvania, V.M.D., 1980
Trustee Governor–2026

Lucille L. Foster

Morganville, NJ
Senate Representative–2025
Assistant Dean, Recruitment, Office of Undergraduate Student and Academic Services, Rutgers Business School–Newark

Tilak Lal

West Palm Beach, FL
School of Engineering, B.S., 1984
Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S., 1987
Columbia Business School, M.B.A., 1997
Trustee Governor–2028
Head of Investment Risk Management, Lighthouse Partners

Mark E. Manigan

Maplewood, NJ
Bucknell University, B.A., 1994
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Public Governor–2025
President & CEO, RWJBarnabas Health

Jose A. Piazza

Belle Mead, NJ
Washington University, B.S., B.A., 1983
University of Rochester, M.B.A., 1985
Trustee Governor–2027
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Brightspeed

Heather N. Pierce

Highland Park, NJ
Truman State University, B.A., B.S., 2004
University of Missouri, Ph.D., 2015
Senate Representative–2025
Faculty, Lecturer–New Brunswick

Harvey M. Schwartz

New York, NY
Livingston College, B.A., 1987
Columbia Business School, M.B.A., 1996
Public Governor–2028
Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group

Safanya N. Searcy

Newark, NJ
School of Criminal Justice - 2026 (expected)
Senate Representative–2025
Deputy Director, Service Employees International Union

Gary B. Taffet

East Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers College, B.A., 1988
University of Pennsylvania, M.G.A. 1992
Public Governor–2025
Managing Member, Acrisure New Jersey

Amy L. Towers

Mahwah, NJ
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A. & B.A., 1991
Public Governor–2027
Executive Director, Founder, The Nduna Foundation

Mohammad A. Zubair

Scotch Plains, NJ
Government College, Faisalabad, Pakistan, B.S., 1979
Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, M.D., 1985
Public Governor–2025
Doctor, Medical Director of Sleep Disorder Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center