Francine Conway, a child psychologist and the first Black dean of Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) who helped expand student enrollment and double federal grant revenue, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs.
The appointment of Conway, a native of Guyana, becomes effective Nov. 1. She replaces Prabhas Moghe as provost following his appointment as Rutgers’ executive vice president for academic affairs.
“Our goal was to hire an academic who is highly respected and distinguished in academia with higher educational administrative experience, knowledge of the opportunities and challenges at New Brunswick and a commitment to integrating excellence and equity. In Francine, we have clearly found an academic leader who has the experience, expertise, empathy and proven results required to navigate the complex environment we now face,” said Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy.