Chancellor Debasish “Deba” Dutta


courtesy Purdue University

Debasish “Deba” Dutta, the provost and executive vice  president for academic affairs and diversity at Purdue  University, will become the chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick on July 1. “Dr. Dutta will be an inspiring, collaborative leader and a powerful voice  for Rutgers University–New Brunswick at a pivotal time in its history,” says Rutgers president Robert Barchi. He comes with impeccable academic credentials, solid administrative  leadership, and deep experience at three Big Ten institutions.” As chancellor, Dutta will  oversee Rutgers’ flagship, with more than 50,000 students, 4,000 faculty, 12 degree-granting schools, and nine research centers, among its academic assets.