President’s Office Staff

Brian Ballentine

Brian Ballentine, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff is responsible for the administration and day-to-day operations of the Office of the President, overseeing the flow of information within the university’s senior administration and serving as the president’s point person for a wide array of initiatives and projects. He is also a member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team.

Dr. Ballentine is the former director of Rutgers’ Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates, organizing a suite of programs that now support undergraduate research training and initiatives for more than 800 students and more than 200 professors each year. Before coming to Rutgers, he was research director at CEB, a global consulting and advisory firm, in Washington, DC. He served in the Americorps VISTA program and earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University.

Terry Ellmyer
Senior Executive Associate

Kristen Baker
Executive Assistant 

Michael Meagher
Director of Executive Communications

Contacting the Office:

Office of the President
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Winants Hall
7 College Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901