Office of the Secretary of the University

Office of the Secretary of the University

Kimberlee M. Pastva is the Interim Secretary of the University (secretary), reporting directly to the president. This office is primarily responsible to support the activities of Rutgers’ Board of Governors and Board of Trustees by managing the work of the Boards and serving as the liaison between the boards and the university administration. In consultation with general counsel, the secretary ensures that board actions are in compliance with legal requirements. Both the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees elect the secretary and associate secretary. This office also coordinates University Commencement and maintains the University Policy Library.

In addition, the secretary has the role of secretary of the corporation, signing and accepting official documents and keeping the university seal. Members of the academic community may request letters of introduction for academic research abroad by contacting the secretary’s office.

Key responsibilities: