President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Shirley Ann Jackson became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on July 1, 1999. President Jackson’s career prior to becoming Rensselaer's president has encompassed senior positions in government, as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; in industry and research, as a theoretical physicist at the former AT&T Bell Laboratories; and in academe, as a professor of theoretical physics at Rutgers University.

Full Biography

Officers - Board of Trustees

Arthur F. Golden ’66, JD
JD, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Chair of the Board

Wanda Denson-Low ’78, JD
Former Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance, The Boeing Company, Vice Chair of the Board

Curtis R. Priem ’82
Founder and Former Chief Technical Officer, NVIDIA, Corp., Secretary of the Board

Members - Cabinet

Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel

Vice President for Research, and the Howard P. Isermann '42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Vice President, Institute Advancement

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations

Vice President, Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics

Vice President for Human Resources

Vice President, Administration

Vice President, Student Life

Vice President, Enrollment Management

Academic Deans

Dean, Lally School of Management

Dean, School of Science

Dean, School of Architecture

Dean of Engineering

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Direct Reports to the President

Director, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Executive Director, Rensselaer Technology Park, Real Estate and New Venture Development for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute