Rutgers University has a new president, a new athletic conference and a new deal to merge with a medical university.
Now, it needs a new plan.
Rutgers President Robert Barchi announced today the state university will rewrite its strategic plan for the first time in nearly 18 years. Over the next year, school officials will use consultants, focus groups and surveys to come up with a new-long term blueprint for the university’s future.
"The time is right to begin that process," Barchi said. "In the past month, we have achieved several major milestones: approval of Rutgers’ integration with UMDNJ by our governing boards, voter approval of a long-awaited bond act for higher education construction, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights’ entry into the Big Ten Conference, and the university’s admission to the prestigious Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the academic consortium of Big Ten schools. Let’s capitalize on this momentum."