A $42 Million Investment in Faculty Diversity

Group of Rutgers faculty sitting around a table at mentoring event

Faculty Mentoring Lunch, Spring 2019

Enhancing diversity and inclusion starts with the right “tone from the top.” Senior Vice President Barbara Lee developed a plan to invest nearly $22 million in presidential strategic funds to recruit, retain, and mentor diverse faculty. President Barchi later committed an additional $20 million to the program, which will run until June 2024.

The initiative provides half the salary support for the first three years of each newly hired faculty member’s service at Rutgers, along with funds for mentoring and retention activities.