The dean of the University of Maryland's law school has been named the new chancellor for Rutgers University's Camden campus.

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Phoebe Haddon will start in New Jersey on July 1. Her appointment was announced Wednesday by Rutgers President Robert Barchi.

Haddon was previously a law professor at Philadelphia's Temple University. In 2009, she became the first African-American dean at the law school.

She takes over at Rutgers' Camden campus as the university is launching a collaboration with nearby Rowan University in health sciences offerings.

The campus was also granted more autonomy on some matters from the flagship campus in New Brunswick as part of a reorganization effort last year.


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