Rutgers Board approves former Thomas Jefferson U. president to lead N.J. campus

    Rutgers University’s Board of Governors has named Robert Barchi, the president of Thomas Jefferson University, as the university’s new president.

    Barchi will replace Richard McCormick, who announced last year that he would retire at the end of this school year.

    Update, 11:15 a.m. Robert Barchi, president of Thomas Jefferson University, has been named Rutgers’ new president. Look for more details later from WHYY/NewsWorks’ Taunya English.

    The Star-Ledger of Newark reported a photo of Robert Barchi was briefly uploaded to the Rutgers media relations website yesterday. It was removed after a Star-Ledger reporter inquired about the photo, which carried a file name that said “Barchi approved.”

    Barchi announced last July that he was stepping down as president of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

    Barchi is a neurologist. McCormick has led Rutgers since 2002.

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