With Expected Acquisition Of UMDNJ, Richard McCormick Ends Rutgers Presidency On High Note

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After nearly a decade, the McCormick era at Rutgers University quietly ended Saturday.

Richard McCormick, the state university’s 19th president, officially stepped down and began the process of moving out of the presidential house in Piscataway and his office in New Brunswick.

“It’s an emotional transition,” McCormick, 64, said Friday, surrounded by packed boxes in his office.

After a sometimes rocky tenure as president, McCormick announced last year he planned to leave his post at the end of the academic year. At the time, McCormick said he wanted to leave the $550,000-a-year job on his own terms and return to the Rutgers faculty to teach.

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