We have successfully completed another academic year marked by the impacts of COVID-19 and other challenges. Amid this adversity we came together to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
Your dedication has allowed us to continue providing our students with the world-class education they deserve, along with the stability and reassurance they need to reach their academic and career goals.
Whatever your individual role may be at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, you have been integral to our mission of serving the public good for New Jersey, the United States, and the world. I commend and thank you for your perseverance during this challenging time.
In recognizing the integral roles we all play in supporting student success, Rutgers–New Brunswick social media next week will highlight some of the counselors, deans, and other professionals who work to support Scarlet Knights throughout the student life cycle—from recruitment to completing their degrees. Please join me in recognizing the individuals featured in this campaign: Danielle Arrieta, Cherae Boyce, Albert Budet, Courtney Culler, Pamela Heinold, Meghan Ingstrup, Hashaam Jamil, Mitchell Marcus, Akhila Naik, Marie Pavelchak, Sharice Richardson, Merylou Rodriguez, Marcie Rosas, Courtney Stanzione, Rebecca Tinkham, and Matthew Winkler.
As we work toward a return to Rutgers’ rich and vibrant campus experience, it is important to acknowledge the emotional and mental tolls we have experienced during the past year. The fulfillment of our education and research missions must begin with caring for ourselves and each other.
To that end, I hope you will use the summer months as a chance to rest and recharge, as much as to prepare for a better fall. As I told our students before they finished the semester, you have proven this year that there is nothing you cannot accomplish. In the future, when life inevitably confronts us with new challenges, let us all draw confidence from this very real truth.
Together with our students, Rutgers–New Brunswick’s faculty and staff embody our Knight’s Call values of being authentic, inclusive, responsible, engaged, and—above all—resilient.
I wish you a joyful summer!
—Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick