Dr. Jonathan Holloway Named First Black President of Rutgers

January 20, 2020
Alex Tsironis
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Back in 1984 Jonathan Holloway was a first team All-Met defensive end for the Churchill Bulldogs. Yesterday it was announced that he will be named the first black president at Rutgers University.

Dr. Jonathan Holloway grew up in Potomac, along with his brother Brian Holloway (who played in the NFL), and went on to play college football at Stanford University.

He earned his Ph. D. in history from Yale University and joined the faculty there in 1999, later serving as the first black Dean of Yale College before coming to Northwestern in 2017 as provost and chief academic officer.

Holloway will be named president of the school on Tuesday, after being selected from almost 300 candidates. He will follow 20 white male presidents who oversaw the school for the last 253 years.

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