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Leadership Program Sponsors

Vivian Fernández

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

SVP Fernández oversees all facets of University Human Resources, which provides the leadership, service, expertise, policies, and standards necessary to support Rutgers University as an employer of choice.

Antonio Calcado

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Planning and Operations

EVP and COO Calcado is responsible for the stewardship of all of the university’s physical assets, totaling over 29 million square feet, valued in excess of $10 billion across the state of New Jersey. He is responsible for public safety, crisis and emergency management, housing operations, parking, transportation, and facilities operations, design, and construction.

Richard Novak

Vice President, Continuing Studies and Distance Education

Vice President, Novak reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, provides dynamic executive leadership for a large and diverse University-wide division at Rutgers University, that includes over 140 employees in 20 distinct business units at 20 locations, that coordinates hundreds of credit and non-credit programs in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats, enrolling thousands of participants, reaching audiences from youth to retirees and providing various support services across the University.