Office of the President

Recent Highlights

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Universitywide Coronavirus Information Website
(March 2020)
Rutgers has established a website to provide the most up-to-date information about the University's ongoing response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, including the decision to deliver remote instruction for the remainder of the spring semester and to suspend all public events through the end of May. President Barchi's communications regarding coronavirus are linked on this page under "President's Spotlight."

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Rutgers Joins Research Coalition on Climate Change
(March 3, 2020)
As the University works to create its Climate Action Plan, Rutgers has joined the University Climate Change Coalition, an alliance of 22 universities aiming to combat the effects of climate change.

Fall 2019 Rutgers Magazine Cover featuring President Barchi

The Man with a Plan
(Rutgers Magazine, Fall 2019)
Rutgers Magazine profiled Robert Barchi at the start of his final year as president, describing how he led the university in devising and implementing a strategic plan that has transformed Rutgers.

President Barchi at 2019 Address to University Senate

Report to the Senate: Our New Rutgers–A Seven-Year Perspective
(September 2019)
In his final annual report to the University community, President Barchi reflects on achievements of the past seven years, notes challenges that remain, and thanks all who have contributed to Rutgers' progress.

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President's Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience
(September 24, 2019)
President Barchi is charging the task force to develop and recommend a plan for Rutgers to achieve carbon neutrality across the institution on as rapid a timeframe as is possible. (See January 2020 Update.)

Robert L. Barchi  Robert L. Barchi to Serve Final Year as Rutgers University President
(July 23, 2019)
President Barchi has informed the Rutgers Board of Governors that the 2019–2020 academic year will be his last as university president.
Watch President Barchi's announcement.