Linda Schulze Retirement

September 6, 2017

To Members of the Rutgers Community:

Dr. Linda G. Schulze, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, has retired after more than 20 years of service to the University.  Linda received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University-Newark and her PhD in English from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. While working on her graduate degree, she taught in the Department of English and worked on the then newly-developed Graduate School-New Brunswick’s Teaching Assistant Project. Upon receiving her doctorate, she continued her work on the TA Project and on academic and student matters as an assistant and then associate dean at the Graduate School-New Brunswick.  In 2000, she joined the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and in 2015 she became Associate Vice President.  Among other responsibilities, Linda staffed the Promotion Review Committee, managed the selection process for faculty honors and awards, and organized important University events, such as the academic symposia created for the University’s 250th Anniversary and the visit of the Dalai Lama in 2005.  Linda was a member of the Rutgers Press Council and a supporter of the arts, both at Rutgers and beyond.  She has deep knowledge of the University and has worked diligently to support and enhance its academic mission. Her colleagues and I will miss her.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Angela Mullis, formerly the director of the Byrne First-Year Seminars, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Mullis most recently served as Director of the Byrne First-Year Seminars.  The Byrne Program grew significantly under her leadership, experiencing record enrollment and faculty participation. Prior to joining Rutgers, she was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at the University of Mount Olive (NC).  Angela holds a PhD in English from the University of Arizona and a MA in American Indian Studies from UCLA.  Her research and teaching interests are in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, with an emphasis in American Indian Studies. She regularly teaches courses in Native American cultures for the Department of American Studies and serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Folk Festival.  Angela has also held the position of Secretary for the Rutgers Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Please join me in wishing Linda well in her retirement, and in welcoming Angela to the Universitywide position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Barbara Lee
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs