List of Rutgers University people

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An 1825 donation from Revolutionary War hero and philanthropist Colonel Henry Rutgers (1745–1830) reopened the school after many years of financial problems. The Trustees renamed Queen's College to Rutgers College to honour his generosity.

This is an enumeration of notable people affiliated with Rutgers University, including graduates of the undergraduate and graduate and professional programs at all 3 campuses, former students who did not graduate or receive their degree, presidents of the university, current and former professors, as well as members of the board of trustees and board of governors, and coaches affiliated with the university's athletic program. Also included are characters in works of fiction (books, films, television shows, et cetera.) who have been mentioned or were depicted as having an affiliation with Rutgers, either as a student, alumnus, or member of the faculty.

Some noted alumni and faculty may be also listed in the main Rutgers University article or in some of the affiliated articles. Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetised within each category.

Presidents of Rutgers University[edit]

The Rev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh was the driving force behind establishing the college. Hardenbergh traveled to England in 1763 to lobby King George III on the proposal and, in 1766, obtained a charter from New Jersey's provisional governor, William Franklin.[1][2]

Since 1785, twenty men have served as the institution's president, beginning with the Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1735–1790), a Dutch Reformed clergyman who was responsible for establishing the college.[3][4] Before 1930, most of the university's presidents (eight of the twelve) were clergymen affiliated with Christian denominations in the Reformed tradition (either Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian, or German Reformed). Presidents Hasbrouck (1840-1850), Frelinghuysen (1850-1862), Gates (1882-1890), and Scott (1891-1906) were all laymen.[5][6] Two presidents were alumni of Rutgers College—the Rev. William H. S. Demarest (Class of 1883) and Philip Milledoler Brett (Class of 1892).[7][8][9] The current president is Dr. Robert L. Barchi (b. 1946), a neuroscientist and board-certified physician who has served in this position since 2012.[10][11][12]

The president serves in an ex officio capacity as a presiding officer within the University's 59-member Board of Trustees and its eleven-member Board of Governors,[13] and is appointed by these boards to oversee day-to-day operations of the University across its three campuses. He is charged with implementing "board policies with the help and advice of senior administrators and other members of the university community."[14] The president is responsible only to those two governing boards—there is no oversight by state officials. Frequently, the president also occupies a professorship in his academic discipline and engages in instructing students.

Nobel laureates[edit]

Major Benefactors[edit]

Name Gift Notes
Rev. Elias van Bunschooten
(1738–1815)
  • In 1814 and 1815 donated over $14,000 in bonds to support the training of young men for the clergy.
  • An early trustee of Queen's College, he was a graduate of Princeton, and clergyman in Sussex County, New Jersey. He was related to several early Queen's College students, including the college's first graduate, Matthew Leydt (A.B. 1771).
Sophia Astley Kirkpatrick
(1802–1871)
  • She was the wife of Littleton Kirkpatrick (1797–1859), attorney, county surrogate, mayor of New Brunswick, elected to the House of representatives, and graduate of Princeton (1815). Her husband served as a trustee of Rutgers College from 1841 until his death in 1859.
Colonel Henry Rutgers
(1745–1830)
  • 1825 gift of a $5000 bond to reopen the school (closed from 1816–1825), and a bronze bell hung in the cupola of Old Queens
  • Revolutionary war officer and philanthropist.
  • On December 5, 1825, the board of trustees renamed the college in honour of Col. Rutgers

Notable trustees[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Arts (performing and visual) and entertainment[edit]

Art[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Music[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football[edit]

Powerlifting[edit]

  • Lev Susany, Class of 2011 - Australian powerlifter and Commonwealth record holder

Soccer[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Government, law, or public policy[edit]

Literature[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Arts[edit]

  • Emma Amos — Professor of fine arts, postmodernist African-American painter and printmaker, member of Spiral, editorial board member of feminist journal "Heresies", Member of Fantastic Women in the Arts
  • Angelin Chang — former Associate Professor of music and Grammy-award winning classical pianist
  • Leon Golub (deceased) — Professor of fine arts
  • Al Hansen (deceased) professor of finer arts; a founder of Fluxus
  • Allan Kaprow (deceased) — Professor of fine arts
  • Roy Lichtenstein (deceased) — Professor of fine arts
  • Robert Moevs — Professor of Music
  • George Segal — Professor of fine arts; Fluxus artist
  • Robert Watts — Professor of fine arts
  • Charles Wuorinen — Professor of music; Pulitzer Prize–winning composer and MacArthur fellow

Literature[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Law School[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Physics[edit]

Science and engineering[edit]

Social Sciences[edit]

History[edit]

Library and Information Science[edit]

Athletic coaches and staff[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  53. ^ INTERVIEW WITH JACK H. JACOBS, Rutgers University, November 20, 2000. Accessed July 11, 2008. "JJ: ... Anyway, we moved to New Jersey in the mid-'50s, and my parents still live in the same house in Woodbridge. I went to Woodbridge High School, and then, from there, I went to Rutgers."
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  70. ^ A Bachelor of Arts diploma from Rutgers College can be seen hanging on the wall in the character's office.

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