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Department of External Affairs

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Department of External Affairs

Committed to effective communication and advocacy on Rutgers’ behalf.

Winants Hall on the College Avenue campus

The department is led by Senior Vice President of External Affairs Peter J. McDonough Jr.

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At a Glance

$379M
Value of federal financial aid to Rutgers students

Academic Year 2020-2021

69,000+
Undergraduate and graduate students across Rutgers
$488M
Federal research expenditures at Rutgers

Fiscal Year 2021

250K+
More than half of Rutgers' 500,000 alumni live in New Jersey

Government Officials' Campus Visits

(l. to r.) Triada Stampas, President and CEO of Fulfill, Doug Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) (speaking), and NJ Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) participate in a panel discussion at the NJ Hunger, Nutrition and Health in New Jersey conference, held at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health on the Cook campus.

President Jonathan Holloway joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state and local dignitaries including Mark Angelson, chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Brian Strom for the groundbreaking of the NJ Innovation & Technology HUB in New Brunswick.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) discuss federal support for community health centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick.

U.S. Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Donald Remy smiles at Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway during a round-table discussion with Rutgers student veterans at Winants Hall.

Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway, Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Frank Joseph Pallone, Jr. (D-6th congressional district, N.J.), and Tom Faris, Dean School of Engineering, right, pose for a photograph during a tour of the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering on the Busch campus of Rutgers University.

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at townhall meeting in memory of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi.

Cory Booker, New Jersey Senator, makes remarks at the inauguration dinner for President Jonathan Holloway.

New Jersey Governor Philp D. Murphy stands with Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway at the site of the New Jersey Innovation & Technology HUB in New Brunswick.