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Peter Englot

Rutgers University Newark
Sr. Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
As Senior Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff at Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N), Peter Englot leads the university’s communications efforts and supports Chancellor Nancy Cantor and her leadership team in coordination of activities across their divisions. He feels privileged to have helped conceive and execute RU-N’s first-ever strategic planning process, notable for its highly democratic structure, and to have helped compose the resulting strategic plan, notable for its vigorous embrace of the university’s identity as an anchor institution in Newark that has been a beacon of educational opportunity and generator of high-impact scholarship for generations. Previously, he served as Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at Syracuse University for seven years. In that capacity, he provided high-level strategic guidance on internal and external communications to help articulate the mission of the university. Over the previous 18 years he held a series of academic administrative positions in graduate affairs. He has an M.A. in linguistic studies from Syracuse and B.A. in the same discipline from Binghamton University. A fervent student of the philosophy and history of higher education, he is the co-author with Cantor of a number of journal articles and book chapters focused on re-emphasizing the public mission of American universities. A native of New York City, he is married to Anne Schaper Englot, who is professor of practice in the Department Arts, Culture, & Media at RU-N and co-director of Express Newark, a university-community arts collaboratory.