Kimberly Mutcherson Becomes Rutgers Law School's First Black, First Woman, First LGBTQ Dean

Mutcherson previously served as the institution's vice dean.

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| January 03 2019,

9:48 pm

“Kim Mutcherson is a collaborative leader who is positioned to build upon the momentum and energy of Rutgers Law,” said Haddon. "She is passionate about the value of a legal education that prepares creative thinkers who are ready to be leaders in virtually every aspect of our society."

The new dean said she's already made plans to work closely with her co-dean, David Lopez, and that she's excited about taking on new responsibilities. 

Mutcherson joined Rutgers University-Camden Law School as an assistant professor in 2002, and began serving as the school's vice dean in 2015.

A 2016 National Center for Education Statistics study found Black women make up only 3 percent of the 1.5 million faculty members in higher education. A Nation report found only five percent of American college and university presidents were Black women in 2016, and that at some of the nation's most diverse schools, like the University of California-Los Angeles, there are no Black women at all in leadership positions.

Congratulations to Kimberly Mutcherson; we hope she will also be the first of many Black Rutgers Law School deans.


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