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Dr. Pritchett: Rutgers Chancellor
April 7, 2009, Volume 55, No. 28



Dr. Wendell E. Pritchett, professor of law at Penn Law, has been appointed as the Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey Campus. He has taught at Penn since 2001 and served as associate dean from 2006-2008.

His research examines the development of post-war urban policy, especially urban renewal, housing finance, and housing discrimination. He has represented non-profit organizations in the development of affordable housing and economic development. Dr. Pritchett currently serves as the president of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation and vice-chair of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia. He previously served as director of the Office of Research, Planning and Policy for the City of Philadelphia.

Dr. Pritchett received his bachelor’s degree from Brown in 1986, his juris doctor from Yale Law School in 1991, and his PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.

As chancellor, he will serve as the CEO of the Rutgers-Camden campus, reporting directly to Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick. The campus is the southernmost of three for Rutgers, which is the state university of New Jersey and has its main campus in New Brunswick. It occupies 40 acres and has 5,600 students in 34 undergraduate programs and 16 graduate programs, 1,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $50 million. Dr. Pritchett will begin his new post June 30.


Almanac - April 7, 2009, Volume 55, No. 28