|Born||1936 (age 81–82)|
|Alma mater||Villanova University|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
Mulcahy attended Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey, and graduated from Villanova University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in History. After arriving in 1998, Mulcahy used personal contacts to raise the Athletic Department's endowment and New Jersey political contacts to obtain funding from the New Jersey legislature for a massive renovation of Rutgers athletic facilities. He also won increased television coverage for the Rutgers' Scarlet Knights football, long regarded as one of the worst programs in NCAA Division I-A competition. In 2008, the series of scandals popularly called "The Rutgers Mess" hit the press, with investigative reporting by the Newark Star Ledger leading to disclosures concerning the handling of Athletics Department finances. Mulcahy was fired in December 2008 by then president Richard Mccormick under pressure resulting from the Star Ledger investigations. though he claimed to have done nothing wrong.
Prior to his position with NJSEA, Mulcahy was involved in government at the municipal and state level. At age 23, he ran successfully for Mendham Councilman about a year after moving to the township. In 1970, he became Mayor. He was appointed in 1976 to the state's first Corrections Commissioner.
- Caldwell, Dave. "IN PERSON; Renaissance Man", The New York Times, December 4, 2005. Accessed January 24, 2008. "Mulcahy, who graduated from Millburn High School and lives in Basking Ridge, did much of the groundwork that has enabled Rutgers University's athletic department grow and become a competing university in the Big Ten. Mulcahy hired football coach Greg Schiano to lead the scarlet knights into becoming a strong football program. Through successful fundraising and management the athletics program at Rutgers grew and became well known and successful. "
- Robert E. Mulcahy III: Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at www.ScarletKnights.com (Official Website of Rutgers Intercollegiate Athletics), published by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Accessed 25 January 2007.
- "Rutgers fires athletic director Robert Mulcahy". The Star Ledger. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- Luicci, Tom (11 December 2008). "Mulcahy defends his record as Rutgers AD; insists he did nothing wrong". The Star Ledger. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- Litsky, Frank. "COLLEGES; Rutgers Hires Mulcahy to Improve Sports Image", The New York Times, February 5, 1998. Accessed January 24, 2008. "Mulcahy lives in Mendham, where he was once the Mayor."
- "How New Jersey fumbled Atlantic City's shot at New Year's Rockin' Eve". Philly.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016.