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Board of Trustees Nominations

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The Board of Trustees nominates members each year to the Board. The number of nominations depends on the terms that are ending in any given year. Board of Trustees terms are staggered six-year terms so every cycle will have a different amount of open positions.

  • The Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations of candidates to fill Trustee vacancies beginning July 1, 2024. The new Trustees will be elected by the full Board of Trustees at their meeting on June 20, 2024.

    The Committee seeks recommendations of candidates who are able and willing to assume the responsibilities of trusteeship that include, but are not limited to:

    1. Commitment of time and talent; consistent attendance at and participation in board and committee meetings
    2. Previous board experience, preferably in a leadership role
    3. Ability to maintain a universitywide perspective on issues and concerns
    4. Promotion of the university’s mission through advocacy and oversight of policy
    5. Active involvement in the life of the university
    6. Service as an ambassador for the university
    7. Annual contribution to the university commensurate with ability so that Rutgers is amongst a Trustee’s top charitable contributions
    8. Ability and willingness to support all Board initiatives

    The Nominating Committee considers many factors when selecting a new Trustee, including all aspects of a candidate's background as well as the diversity and demographics of the board. Regular attendance and participation at board and committee meetings is essential to the effective work of the governing boards. Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of two-thirds of all Board of Trustees and committee meetings to which they are assigned and become actively involved in the life of the university. The Nominating Committee is very interested in receiving nominations of qualified individuals who improve the board’s diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, education, geographic location, professional experience and life experience. Consideration should be given to an individual’s personal and professional skills, and this year, the Committee would like to receive nominations of individuals with experience in healthcare; investments; and audit and compliance; as well as individuals residing in Essex and Middlesex counties, as required by law (Rutgers Act of 1956), and the southern counties of New Jersey. However, the committee will consider the nomination of anyone who is interested in serving on the Rutgers Board of Trustees, including candidates that reside outside the State of New Jersey.

    The Rutgers Act of 1956 specifies that no person may serve as a member of the Board of Trustees if he or she is receiving remuneration for services from the university. It is also university policy that board members avoid any conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest consistent with University Policy 50.1.12, Conflicts of Interest Policy for Members of the Boards of Governors and Trustees, the Camden Board of Directors, and University Officers.

    For your convenience, the nomination form that explains the required documentation is now accessible online and can be accessed using the following link: Trustee Nomination Form. In addition, attached is a copy of the Primary Responsibilities of Trustees document for your reference as well as a copy of the Board of Trustees fact sheet should you receive questions from your potential nominees. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, December 11, 2023

    If you have questions about the nomination process, please call 848-932-7434.

  • The next Student Charter Trustee position will open in 2025. At that time, our office will post the Call for Nominations. 

    If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact the Office of the Secretary of the University at secretary@oq.rutgers.edu or 848-932-7434.