TRENTON (CBSNewYork) – Rutgers University is said to be close to making a big announcement.
Gov. Phil Murphy let the cat out of the bag, tweeting that he is pleased the school chose Jonathan Holloway as its next president.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
Thrilled that @RutgersU is set to name Jonathan Holloway, Provost of @NorthwesternU, as its President. During our conversations, Dr. Holloway clearly showed he had the vision & experience to put the needs of students first & lead Rutgers to the next level.https://t.co/qCou52kBZV
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 19, 2020READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York City Arts And Entertainment Venues Allowed To Reopen At 33% Capacity Beginning April 2
Holloway will be the school’s first black president, following 20 white males in that job.
He is a Stanford graduate and football player, and most recently chief academic officer at Northwestern.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Asian Man Brutally Beaten At Lower East Side Subway Station
The Rutgers board of governors and board of trustees are set to meet Tuesday for a final vote on his hiring.