NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark A. Angelson, a member of Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni who has served in such diverse roles as vice chair of the Institute of International Education and deputy mayor of Chicago, was selected as chair of the Board of Governors at Wednesday's meeting.
Angelson graduated from Rutgers College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 1972, and from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, in 1975. He was inducted to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2013.
Angelson replaces outgoing Chair Sandy J. Stewart.
Dorothy W. Cantor, a 1976 graduate of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, former president of the American Psychological Foundation and author of several books and articles focusing on women's issues and advocacy, will serve as vice chair of the Board of Governors.
"Mark and Dorothy have extraordinary records of accomplishment as leaders in their fields," Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi said. "The Board of Governors and the university will benefit greatly from their professional experience and longtime commitment to Rutgers.”
Angelson and Cantor will assume their new posts on July 1.
As vice chair of IIE, chair of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund and selection committee, and coauthor of several articles on the efficacy of saving professors and entire national academies, Angelson and IIE have partnered with hundreds of host universities, including Rutgers, to rescue persecuted scholars from harm’s way the world over.
After practicing international law for two decades in Asia, Europe and New York, he went on to serve as chair/CEO of five public companies, including as CEO of R.R. Donnelley. Angelson also served as chair of MidOcean Partners, an international investment firm, and as Chicago’s deputy mayor.
Angelson is vice chair of the Biden Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Society of Arts, The Pilgrims and the Economic Club of New York. He is a life trustee of Northwestern University and has been an adjunct professor of mergers and acquisitions at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Angelson was the first recipient of the Rutgers Law School Alumni Service Award. Angelson also received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the John Marshall Law School and the Harold Hines Award from the United Negro College Fund.
Cantor, also inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, served as the 105th president of the American Psychological Association. She also served on the organization’s board of directors, chaired its insurance trust and chaired both its Committee on Urban Initiatives and its Task Force on Changing Gender Composition of Psychology. As past president of the New Jersey Psychological Association, Cantor also served as its director of professional affairs.
Cantor is a cofounder of Women in Psychology for Legislative Action and was a member of the board of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. An advocate for women’s issues, she has written or edited six books and numerous articles. Cantor’s most recent books are "Finding Your Voice" and "What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?" She has appeared on "Good Morning America," "Prime Time Live" and the "TODAY Show," as well as on CNBC and the Fox News Channel.