Rutgers takes first steps in finding new president

    Rutgers University has taken its first steps in finding a new president Wednesday with the appointment of a chairman and vice chairwoman of the search committee.

    According to The Star-Ledger, Greg Brown the chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions, will serve as the chairman of the approximately 20-member group.

    Linda Stamato, a longtime faculty member, will serve as the vice chairwoman, according to The Star-Ledger.

    The group will search for a replacement for Rutgers President Richard McCormick, who last month announced his plans to step down at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

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    McCormick has served as the university’s president for nearly a decade.

    According to The Star-Ledger, other members of the search committee will be appointed over the next few weeks.

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