Who We Are
Reporting to the founding executive director, each campus director is a faculty member who oversees the implementation of the institute's mission at the local level. Directors cultivate and shape humanities-driven programs of excellence that involve a multidisciplinary collection of scholars whose work addresses racism and social inequality.
Cross-campus directors are focused on programs and projects that stretch across Rutgers’ intellectual corridor, engaging students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents on all campuses in a shared goal. Cross-campus directors report to the founding executive director and work closely with campus directors to ensure that the initiatives they create and support align with the visions and goals of the campus branches and communities.
Finance and Administration
The senior director of finance and administration is the institute’s chief nonacademic officer, responsible for finance, administration, sponsored research administration, human resources, information technology, financial and strategic planning, and administrative support for the central and three campus institute offices. The position provides universitywide leadership in strategic operational and financial planning and management in support of institute academic, research, and business goals.
Jennifer Leon: Senior Director of Finance and Administration
Jennifer Leon started her career at the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University in 1991. She is a Rutgers College graduate with a degree in visual arts who also completed a master’s degree in adult and continuing education from Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education. After moving on from her first position at the university, she has held the positions of program development administrator at the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education; associate dean for finance and administration at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology; and most recently, director of administration for the humanities at the School of Arts and Sciences.