Elizabeth C. Matto is Named Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics
Elizabeth C. Matto will lead Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, replacing former New Jersey Attorney General John Farmer Jr. who has stepped down from the position. Matto is the founding director of Eagleton Institute's Center for Youth Political Participation, an institution that supports political learning among young people and prepares them to be active citizens and leaders. She is a political scientist and has received her doctorate in American politics from George Washington University. She brings with her years of expertise as a political scientist and as faculty of the Institute.
Regarding Matto's appointment as director, Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor Francine Conway said, "Dr. Matto is an exceptional political scientist who helps students clearly understand how democracy works and how their civic engagement can help shape the policies that will affect present and future generations."
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