Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, announced that she will step down from her post on July 1. She will remain on the faculty at the university as a professor of law. In addition, last month Chancellor Haddon was named chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. She will lead the nine-member board for a two-year term.
“Leading this institution has been – and remains – one of the defining honors of my life. Rutgers University–Camden is a place of optimism, creativity, and determination. I am forever grateful to be a member of this great community,” said Chancellor Haddon. “Rutgers University–Camden is a superb university, and I can promise you that our momentum will continue. I am not winding down. There is a lot that we can accomplish on behalf of our students and our state this spring, and I intend to make certain that Rutgers–Camden continues to rise.”
Haddon became the chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. During her tenure, Rutgers University–Camden added high-demand graduate programs, including New Jersey’s first master’s program in forensic science, along with programs in nursing practice, business analytics, investments and private wealth management, and digital marketing. new undergraduate offerings have included digital studies, health studies, and global studies.
From 2009 to 2014, Haddon was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. She was the first African American to serve as dean of that law school. Before becoming dean in 2009, Haddon served on the faculty at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Chancellor Haddon is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. She also holds a master’s degree in law from Yale Law School.