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Cabinet Members and Deans

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D
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Shirley Ann Jackson became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on July 1, 1999. President Jackson’s career prior to becoming Rensselaer's president has encompassed senior positions in government, as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; in industry and research, as a theoretical physicist at the former AT&T Bell Laboratories; and in academe, as a professor of theoretical physics at Rutgers University.

Cabinet Members:
  • Prabhat Hajela
  • Charles Carletta
    Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel
  • Elisha Mozersky
    Chief of Staff
  • Jonathan S. Dordick
    Vice President, Research
  • Virginia Gregg
    Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • John Kolb ’79
    Vice President, Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • (vacant)
    Vice President and Dean, Rensselaer Hartford Campus
  • Karen S. Long
    Vice President, Enrollment, and Dean, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions (Acting)
  • Curtis Powell
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Claude Rounds
    Vice President, Administration
  • (vacant)
    Vice President, Student Life
  • David L. Brond
    Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Relations
  • Graig R. Eastin
    Vice President, Institute Advancement

Academic Deans:

Direct Reports to the President:

  • Johannes Goebel
    Director, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
  • James Spencer
    Director, Rensselaer Technology Park and Commercial Real Estate
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