Alumna Named Interim Chancellor

Margaret Marsh, a Rutgers University–Camden alumna, will begin serving as interim chancellor on July 1. Marsh, a University Professor of History, previously filled the interim chancellor role from 2007–2009. She also served as dean of the Rutgers–Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1998–2007 and again from 2009–2011.

Among her many leadership achievements, Marsh launched the nation’s first Ph.D. program in childhood studies at Rutgers–Camden, and initiated Ph.D. programs in computational and integrative biology and public affairs/community development. “These milestones were vital to Rutgers–Camden’s evolution from a master’s-level to a doctoral university,” said Rutgers President Robert Barchi.

Additional accomplishments Marsh led include establishing the Honors College at Rutgers–Camden, boosting the school’s endowment more than eightfold, launching an M.F.A. in creative writing, and transforming the School of Business–Camden into a four-year school.

Marsh is as an expert in the history of infertility, reproductive medicine, and reproductive technology, and has written three books on these subjects in collaboration with her sister, Wanda Ronner CCAS’74, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Since stepping down as dean in 2011, Marsh has divided her time between the Rutgers Institute for Health in New Brunswick and the Honors College and Graduate School at Rutgers–Camden.

A 1967 graduate of Rutgers–Camden, Marsh earned a master’s and Ph.D. in U.S. history at Rutgers–New Brunswick. She taught at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey from 1975–1991 and Temple University from 1991–1998, at which time she joined the Rutgers–Camden faculty as dean and a distinguished professor of history. She was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2010.

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