Dr. Nancy Cantor
Nancy Cantor has served as Chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark since 2014. Her previous leadership roles include service as Chancellor and President, Syracuse University; Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Michigan. Chancellor Cantor is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies. A social psychologist, Chancellor Cantor is the author of numerous books, including the Our Compelling Interests book series, which she co-edits with Earl Lewis, for the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Her numerous awards include the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award, Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education, the Making a Difference for Women Award from the National Council for Research on Women, the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education, and the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.