Barchi presenting Rutgers Strategic Plan


During a meeting held at Rutgers University–Newark on February 4, the Board of Governors approved the university strategic plan. President Robert Barchi announced a series of initiatives, funded through his office, to start the implementation of the plan.

Nick Romanenko

As Rutgers approaches its 250th anniversary, President Robert Barchi has made it a top priority for the university to take a good, long look at itself. Soon after becoming the 20th president of Rutgers in fall 2012, he initiated a comprehensive fact-finding mission, inviting input from all corners of the Rutgers community, to figure out what the university was doing right—and what it could be doing better. 

The result is “A Strategic Plan for the New Rutgers,” a thorough analysis of what’s required over the next five years for Rutgers to achieve its bold vision to be broadly recognized as among the nation’s leading public universities: preeminent in research, excellent in teaching, and committed to community.

In February, the president presented the plan to the Board of Governors, which resoundingly endorsed its findings and recommendations. In the coming months, the chancellor of each of the university’s three campuses and its new health sciences division will provide detailed plans to the president for improving Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

An upcoming issue of Rutgers Magazine will take a detailed look at the strategic plan for Rutgers. Meanwhile, visit to read or download “A Strategic Plan for the New Rutgers.”