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Rutgers Board of Governors elects new chair

6-19-14

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers Board of Governors has elected a new chair.

Greg Brown will assume the post July 1. He was elected Thursday at the board’s meeting in New Brunswick.

The Barrington Hills, Ill.-resident is a Rutgers alumnus and the chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions.

Brown had been vice chair of the Board of Governors and is a public governor whose term expires in 2017. He is also a member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and formerly served on the university foundation’s Board of Overseers.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers’ Livingston College in 1982.

He succeeds Gerald C. Harvey as chair of the Board of Governors.