By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers University announced a new chancellor Wednesday for its Camden campus: a former professor at Temple University’s law school who is now the law school dean at the University of Maryland.
Phoebe A. Haddon, 63, will join Rutgers-Camden on July 1, returning to a region where she worked for decades and the state where she grew up.
“It seems like a great place for me to come to after five years of being a dean here. It has a real nice-size campus for the kind of work that I’d like to do,” Haddon said Wednesday afternoon. “I have been very active . . . talking about the issues of cost and student debt, and how do you provide a quality program when you want to contain those costs, and alternative revenue streams, and things like that. So it was attractive from that standpoint.”
Haddon will replace Wendell E. Pritchett, who announced last fall that he would step down in June.