Jeffery Robinson Is the New Provost at Rutgers University-Newark

Jeffrey Robinson is the new provost and executive vice chancellor at the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He holds the Prudential Chair in Business and is a professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School. He joined the faculty at Rutgers-Newark in 2008, where he has specialized in management and entrepreneurship.

“I am excited to contribute to the mission of Rutgers University-Newark as an anchor institution in the city and region,” Professor Robinson said. “Specifically, I look forward to focusing on innovation and economic development along with faculty recruitment and retentions. I am particularly drawn to RU-Newark’s strengths in the arts, STEM, and entrepreneurship.”

Dr. Robinson is the co-founder of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the university. He is the co-author of Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There (HarperCollins, 2022).

Born in East Orange and raised in Parsippany, New Jersey, Dr. Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in management and organizations from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

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