Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has signed on as one of nearly 2,000 leaders who have collectively committed to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.
Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country.
The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services Community Center, a 10,000-square-foot facility on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States. The $9.5 million project was financed with philanthropic funds.
During Black History month, Rutgers Today spoke with Enobong (Anna) Branch, senior vice president for equity at Rutgers University, and Nyeema C. Watson, vice chancellor of diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement at Rutgers University-Camden. They shared their insights on the best path forward to achieve social justice for all.
At a MLK Day event hosted by Rutgers University-Camden titled, From Chaos to Community: A Conversation with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway opened by reflecting on the troubling state of the national and praised Glaude for his willingness to speak with nuance, insight and integrity, on topics of race, citizenship, faith and justice.