Richard L. Edwards
Executive Vice President and Chancellor Richard L. Edwards
Dr. Richard L. Edwards is serving Rutgers University as executive vice president of academic affairs and as chancellor of the New Brunswick Campus. Dr. Edwards, who came to Rutgers in 2005 as dean of the School of Social Work, is a scholar, educator, and administrator in social work education and professional practice. Over a four-decade career, he has held deanships at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is past president of the National Association of Social Workers and has written extensively on issues related to social work education and nonprofit and public management. Dr. Edwards served as interim president of Rutgers from July 1 to August 31, 2012.