SMLR Welcomes a New Assistant Dean

Elaine Kovac Stroud has joined us as SMLR's Assistant Dean of Business and Administration. Elaine is a Rutgers alumna and has more than 12 years of leadership experience and proven skills in successful office management. She has held a variety of business positions at Rutgers since 2000.

Elaine Kovac StroudElaine joins us from the division of Undergraduate Education, where she spent five years as Undergraduate Education's Director of Business and Administration. In Undergraduate Education, Elaine established the business office through the Transformation of Undergraduate Education and developed it into a center of expertise and business and technical support for the division, as well as other units reporting to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).    

As Assistant Dean, Elaine is responsible for the oversight of the school's budget planning, tuition and revenue planning, sponsored research administration, and Human Resource and accounting policies and procedures. In addition, her responsibilities include technical, data, and reporting support for SMLR. Elaine looks forward to providing the school with a customer-centered office that supports the academic mission of the school.   

We are happy to welcome Elaine to SMLR. Should you need to contact her, please stop by her office in the Levin building, call (848) 445-5993, or e-mail

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