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Leadership Interview Series: Jonathan Holloway, President of Rutgers University

Jonathan Holloway’s short tenure as president of Rutgers University has been nothing if not eventful. Since taking the post, in early 2020, Holloway has endured the upending of higher ed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the national reckoning on race in America. How is he navigating it all, and what lessons has he learned?

In the final installment of our Leadership Interview series, Holloway joins The Chronicle to share his experience of leading Rutgers through a time of crisis:

  • What lessons has he learned as a university president during a pandemic?
  • How has he, as Rutgers’s first Black president, navigated difficult questions about race on campus, including whether the university, which is named for a slaveholder, should change its name?
  • What has the debate over vaccination mandates taught him about how and when presidents of universities should take a public stand on an issue?

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