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Faculty Council

The mission of RBHS Faculty Council is to represent the RBHS faculty in matters that affect either the entire University or all of RBHS. It allows faculty members a formal mechanism to ensure that they play an active role in shaping the academic, educational, clinical, and public service missions and activities of RBHS and the University.

Through the Council, the faculty of RBHS may exercise its rights and responsibilities to participate in shared institutional governance, strategic planning, faculty initiatives, and implementation and promotion of the University's mission and goals. It allows the aggregate faculty of RBHS a voice in the Rutgers Senate.

The Faculty Council promotes interaction and communication among the faculties and faculty organizations of constituent schools while respecting the prerogatives and responsibilities of the existing school-based faculty organizations and works with those organizations on matters affecting the entire University or all of RBHS. The Council also provides a forum for communication and interaction between faculty and administration.

The Council is an expression of faculty unity and a reflection of RBHS's unique position within Rutgers University and its manifold missions in the region and beyond.

The Council elects its officers annually in December. Officers serve two-year terms that begin January 1. The elected representatives from the RBHS schools establish the composition, administrative structure, and governance of the Faculty Council.

2017 Officers

President: Larry Frohman, MD (New Jersey Medical School)

Past president: Pat Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, PhD (New Jersey Medical School)

President elect: Laura Liang (School of Public Health)

Secretary/treasurer: Michael Kelly, MD (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)

At-large Members of the Executive Board:

  • Sangeeta Lamba, MD (New Jersey Medical School)
  • Roger Johansen (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine)
  • Laura Willett (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)
  • Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia (School of Health Professions)

Members as of December 4, 2017

New Jersey Medical School:

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy:

School of Nursing:

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine:

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School:

School of Graduate Studies:

School of Health Professions:

School of Public Health:

Chancellor Brian Strom (ex officio)

2018 Meeting Schedule

RBHS Faculty Council meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. for one hour:

  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 27