With understandable pride, McCormick recalls and relates Rutgers’s academic achievements during his presidency, including a renewed focus on undergraduate education and a significant increase in funding for research. Most dramatically, he chronicles the University’s protracted efforts to reclaim Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (and ultimately to acquire most of UMDNJ), a goal that was finally realized with crucial help from Governor Chris Christie and former governor Tom Kean.
Among the most honest accounts ever written of a college presidency, Raised at Rutgers takes the reader inside one of the best, and liveliest, public universities in America and highlights many of the most critical issues facing higher education today.
About the Author
RICHARD L. McCORMICK is President Emeritus of Rutgers University where he also serves as a University Professor and Board of Governors Professor of History and Education.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Six Scenes from a University Presidency
2 Coming of Age at Rutgers
3 A Difficult First Year as Rutgers President
4 The Academic Heart of the Matter
5 Intercollegiate Athletics
6 Rutgers and New Jersey
7 Getting a Medical School, Concluding a Presidency
8 Reflections on Leading Rutgers