Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty


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Robert L. Barchi, president of Rutgers University in New Jersey, has recently announced that he will add an additional $20 million in strategic funding to extend the Rutgers Faculty Hiring Initiative through June 2024. Since the launch of the initiative in 2016, nearly $22 million has supported hiring 79 new diverse faculty members across the university and mentoring and retaining faculty from diverse backgrounds. The program, now totaling more than $40 million, will provide half the salary support for the first three years of each newly hired faculty member’s service at Rutgers, alo...