Divisional Overview

What We Support

The Office of Financial and Administration, led by Senior Executive Director Michael Hewson, supported by the Director Patricia Mancuso, is fiscally responsible for the allocation and projection of all revenue sources and administration of nearly 200 employees, which consist of the following areas in the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs:

Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs — Under the leadership of Assistant Vice Chancellor James H. Whitney III, the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs directs signature undergraduate initiatives, including the Byrne First-Year Seminars, the Aresty Research Center, and the Office of Distinguished Fellowships. In addition, the division directs the Office of Career Services

Division of Instructional Support — Office of Student Access and Educational Equity supported by Senior Director James H. Whitney, III, the Division of Instructional Support strives to enhance student learning and increase retention and graduation rates by providing effective academic support and student development programs for the University’s diverse student body.  The division also assists students in making the transition from high school and community college into Rutgers, and from Rutgers into the workplace by developing the skills necessary for students to succeed in their academic programs.  The division includes the offices of Disability Services, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), the Learning Centers, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), and the TRIO programs

Division of Academic Engagement and Programming —  the Office of Educational Enrichment works with faculty to develop co-curricular programs and activities to enhance the intellectual engagement of students.  Funding and staff assistance are available to faculty for conferences, speakers, and trips that help provide active learning experiences for students.  The division also offers learning communities, which enables students to integrate academic interests with residential life on campus, as well as multicultural engagement programming, new student programming, and unique learning experiences for first-year students.  

Douglass Residential College — Douglass Residential College is dedicated to inspiring women's excellence year after year, generation after generation. Their unique program components combine with Rutgers' academic opportunities offer women the chance to excel and realize their leadership potential in many areas, including academics, the arts, study abroad and international service learning, and social or community life.

IT Services — The UAA/SA IT Services Office provides IT services to Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Departments. They provide a wide range of services including email, web hosting, content management, collaboration services, file and print sharing, application deployment, technology consulting, purchasing, project management, workstation management and repair/maintenance services of various IT equipment. 

University Career Services — Supported by Senior Director Rick Hearin, the Univeristy Career Services provides the resources for choosing a college major, developing career plans, creating a resume, finding internships and full-time jobs, contacting alumni, developing graduate school plans, and making successful career transitions.

Distinguished Fellowships — The Office of Distinguished Fellowships offers assistance to students and recent graduates in all stages of the application process for major national fellowships.  They provide information on available programs, strategic planning, advice, and support for completing a competitive application.