African-American Scholar Named Chancellor of Camden Campus of Rutgers University

Wendell E. Pritchett was named chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University. A noted scholar on urban history, Pritchett has been a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania since 2001. He is the author of the 2008 biography Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer.

Pritchett is a 1986 graduate of Brown University. He earned a law degree at Yale Law School in 1991 and holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania.