Subject: Board of Governors Votes to
Create the School of Graduate Studies
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Date: Thu, April 6, 2017 3:41 pm
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Dear Members of the Rutgers Community:
Today, the Rutgers University Board of Governors voted to merge the
School–New Brunswick (GSNB) and the Graduate School of Biomedical
effective July 1. The schools, housed at Rutgers–New Brunswick
Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), respectively, are among the
schools in our country and will now join forces to become the School of
Studies, an initiative first conceived as part of the 2013 integration
Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
The new School of Graduate Studies will serve about 5,100 students and
63 doctoral programs and 75 master’s degree programs in
humanities, social sciences,
physical sciences, mathematical sciences, biological and medical
engineering. This new school will bring together what is separately
our institutions to create a truly comprehensive graduate school that
best in the Big Ten and AAU.
Jerome Kukor, currently the dean of the GSNB, will lead the new school;
Scotto, the dean of GSBS, will become vice dean. We would like to
Kukor and Scotto for working tirelessly on this merger since the early
days of the
integration between Rutgers and the former University of Medicine and
New Jersey. The new school will be affiliated with both
Rutgers–New Brunswick and
RBHS and will report to Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
The strength of our institutions is the breadth of expertise and
proliferate from our labs and classrooms. Our combined efforts will now
numerous opportunities that bring together our best minds to tackle the
biggest challenges and position Rutgers to be the vanguard of graduate
believe we are better together and are excited by the new opportunities
Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Brian Strom, M.D., M.P.H.
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences