On Sunday Denise V. Rodgers was the president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. On Monday the college was absorbed into Rutgers University and the post of president no longer existed.
The university announced that Dr. Rodgers will have a new role as vice chancellor for interprofessional programs and will direct the Rutgers Urban Health and Wellness Institute. She will continue to hold the Hunterdon Endowed Chair in Interprofessional Education at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University.
Dr. Rodgers was president of UMDNJ for 18 months after serving for seven years as chief of staff to the university’s president. Previously, she was senior associate dean for community health.
Dr. Rodgers is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.