Rayman Solomon ’68, dean of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden, was named to the newly created role of provost for the Rutgers-Camden campus. As chief academic officer, Solomon will work the Rutgers-Camden’s academic departments on achieving rigorous standards for curriculum and faculty development.
Solomon will begin his new responsibilities as provost on Jan. 1, 2014, and will continue to serve as dean of the Rutgers-Camden law school, a position he accepted in 1998, until July 1, 2014. Under Solomon’s leadership as dean, the school opened a new, state-of-the-art $37 million classroom building in 2008. He also oversaw the school greatly expanded its portfolio of clinical and pro bono legal programs, in order to provide experiential learning for its students while delivering critical service to Camden and southern New Jersey residents.
Prior to joining the Rutgers-Camden law school, Solomon served as an associate dean for Northwestern University law school. He directed the Seventh Circuit History Project and published the book A History of the United States Court of Appeals, 1891 to 1941 (Government Printing Office, 1981). He served as a law clerk to the Honorable George Edwards, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Solomon served aboard the U.S.S. Dale during the Vietnam War. He was a history major at Wesleyan and earned his J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.