Rutgers University has officially installed a new president.
Jonathan Holloway is the first African American to hold the position in the school’s 250-year history.
The university Board of Governors appointed Holloway on Tuesday, but he has been in the position since July 2020. He had to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while in his new role.
In his speech, Holloway said that Rutgers remains a work in progress and is never truly finished.
"In my administration, I will continue to call upon our better spirits and present a new narrative about the university. One that points to the abundant excellence that is already here and the excellence that it can attain if we find ways to believe in ourselves,” Holloway said.