RFS Faculty & Staff

The Rutgers Future Scholars Faculty and Staff is a notable model of University-Community partnerships. 

Our full-time staff is comprised of former certified elementary and secondary teachers, school counselors, community activists, university instructors, curriculum developers, early childhood education specialist, and early college program developers, and university-level educational support administrators. We continuously identify innovative and relevant professional development enrichment for our RFS leadership and stakeholders to assure understanding of transition issues, admission and graduation requirements, and identify culturally responsive curricular offerings and teaching methodologies. 

Utilizing the rich and varied resources within the research laboratories, academic departments, and pre-college programs throughout Rutgers University and the community we provide college level exposure, enrichment and, early college course credit for Future Scholars.  Our faculty is composed of a rich variety of academic fields from Law, English, Engineering, Science, Philosophy, Fine and Performing Arts, Nursing, including Secondary teachers from Mathematics, English, Humanities, and the Sciences.

Additionally, partnering with business and community organizations allows us to build the scholars professional and personal network of resources to connect the classroom with the world of work.

Courtney O. McAnuff 

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Courtney McAnuff joined Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey June 2006 as Vice President for Enrollment Management. Courtney’s area of scope and function covers Undergraduate Admissions, Student Financial Aid, Academic Records, Registration, Retention Programs, and Early Awareness Outreach. He served at Eastern Michigan University, most recently as the Vice President for Enrollment Services, with an impacting career spanning from 1980 to 1995. Prior, he spent his formative years at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.
V.P. McAnuff is an outstanding leader focused on bringing into Rutgers outstanding leadership and new programs such as his commitment to Rutgers Future Scholars. His continued goals to make Rutgers foremost a quality leader in academic education and a diverse institution are a role which is already recognized by his contributions and presence.



Aramis Gutierrez

Director, Rutgers Future Scholars

Aramis Gutierrez provides university-wide leadership for the Rutgers Future Scholars program.  One of his major roles as director is developing academic alliances with key school, university, community, government and corporate partnerships.  He also works closely with program staff in developing program curriculum, strategic planning, evaluation and assessment, fund-raising, and exploring program replication on a national level.  Through his leadership and the support of our partners, the RFS program has attracted over 4 Million dollars of support through corporate and private donations and grants.  Aramis has been instrumental in developing new and collaborative initiatives with numerous University and Community organizations.  He has a background as a certified teacher and guidance counselor providing service to students and families in both Trenton and Princeton, NJ and has received numerous awards for his contributions to teaching and learning. 

Dr. Eve Sachs 

Program Coordinator for the New Brunswick/ Piscataway Campus

Dr. Eve Sachs, Program Coordinator in New Brunswick and Piscataway, has extensive program development experience serving for 25 years as the Director of the Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program and in establishing and accrediting international American schools.  Dr. Sachs is the recipient of a national award from the American Association of Higher Education for her work  in creating partnerships among New Jersey elementary, secondary and higher education institutions.  She is a certified secondary teacher in  French and Social Studies.  Dr. Sachs received her Ed.D from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.    

Nyeema Watson

Director of Public School Partnerships, Office of the Chancellor, Camden

Nyeema Watson serves as the Rutgers Future Scholars program campus leader in Camden. Ms. Watson is the Director of Public School Partnerships for the Camden Campus. Ms Watson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Center where she oversees the office and management of multiple programs for students, scholars, professionals and public on issues relating to children and youth. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she served as an education program development specialist for the NJ Department of Education where she was responsible for state and federal grants and program management, research and policy analysis. Ms. Watson is pursuing her doctorate in childhood studies at Rutgers-Camden studying visual and textual representations of minority children. 

Deborah Walker McCall

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of EOF

Deborah Walker McCall serves as the Rutgers Future Scholars program campus leader in Newark. Dean Walker McCall is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Academic Foundations Center (AFC) and the Director for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at Rutgers University-Newark College of Arts and Science.  A native of Newark, New Jersey, Dean Walker McCall has a BS degree in Nursing and a MBA in Marketing and Marketing Research.  She has spent her entire career working to ensure advocacy, access and opportunity for under-served and underrepresented populations.

Dr. Traymanesha Moore

Assistant Dean for Pre-College Program Education and Outreach, Newark

Dr. Traymanesha Moore has devoted much of her time and energy to youth services. Her research and career interest involves youth leadership, youth empowerment, and community development. Dr. Moore has also held numerous leadership positions within the city of Newark in youth development. Traymanesha Moore successfully completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University in 2008. 


Kim Williams

Program Coordinator for the New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus

Kim Williams serves as a Program Coordinator at the Rutgers University New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses. She earned her B.A in Psychology at Rutgers University and M.S.W. in Administration, Policy and Planning at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University. A proud alumnus of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program, Ms. Williams has in turn, devoted years recruiting, providing access and academic support to underrepresented populations as an advisor within the Rutgers College EOF program. 

Corey James

Program Coordinator for the Newark Campus

Corey James serves as the Program Coordinator for the Rutgers Future Scholars Program in Rutgers University - Newark. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Corey served as Assistant Director for the Youth Advocate Program of Essex and Union County, where he worked primarily with the juvenile justice population, advocating for them in court and helping them redirect their lives through positive intervention. Corey has a genuine passion to directly impact youth through exposure to experiences and opportunities not readily available to them in an effort to show them they truly do have options- should they choose to follow them. Corey has obtained his MS in Organizational Leadership that has allowed him to strategically develop systems that will directly impact the lives of youth.

Traun Brodhead

Program Coordinator for the Camden Campus




Welcome Robert L. Barchi

20th President of
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey




"Rutgers, a great university with an outstanding faculty, is well
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