Rutgers’ Three Hundred Years of Expansion and Excellence

 

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Steven M. Darien heads the team at the Cabot Advisory Group, LLC, a strategy-focused human resources consulting firm dedicated to assisting clients in succession planning, executive development, communications, and other vital activities. An honors graduate of the economics program at Rutgers University, Steven M. Darien has built up three decades of experience in his field. He serves as member of the Rutgers board of trustees.

As the state university for New Jersey, Rutgers continues to hold a place among the leading institutions of higher learning in the country. One of only nine colleges to be established in pre-Revolutionary America, the school was founded by the Dutch Reformed Church and originally named Queen’s College. In 1825, it honored Colonel Henry Rutgers for his charitable gifts by bestowing his name on its campus.

During the time of the Civil War, Rutgers was designated New Jersey’s land-grant college, meaning that it would thenceforth be able to offer higher education to a wider range of students. After the First World War, the school opened its doors to women as well.

By the middle of the 20th century, Rutgers’ configurations had become largely what they are today, with the main college absorbing the College of South Jersey and Newark University and taking on the mantle of a state university.

Today, Rutgers’ total student body stands at about 50,000. Its campuses continue to offer innovative programs in fields as diverse as liberal arts and engineering, business and pharmacy.

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