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.
Courtney serves as a consultant and provides service activities to numerous prestigious Board of Directors, Advisory Boards, Universities and Colleges, also testifying before the US House of Representatives and the New Jersey Senate. He has been awarded Chancellor’s Awards for Most Outstanding Administrator-State University of New York System; Administrator of the Year by Student Government at Eastern Michigan University, Gold Medallion Award-Eastern Michigan University, twice Administrator of the Year, Boss of the Year Award, Outstanding Achievement Award by Multicultural Center and many other distinguished awards.
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.
Director of 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 3 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. Previously, he served as Associate Director of the Nontraditional Career Resource Center at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers. In this capacity, Director Gutierrez significantly increased participation in NCRC career awareness and college preparatory programs across the state, developed new funding sources, innovative programs, and received national recognition for their work in promoting equity in education.
Dr. Eve Sachs
Program Coordinator for 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.
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. Ms. Watson has been appointed by Chancellor Wendell Pritchett to Director of Public School Partnerships in Camden and previously served as Administrative Director of the Center for Children and Childhood Studies. 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. In her roles as Associate Dean /Director, she provides oversight and management for various programs that offer educational opportunities, resources, and academic support to underrepresented urban students K-12, to achieve personal and academic success. 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
Program Coordinator for Newark Campus
Dr. Traymanesha Moore, serves as the Program Coordinator in Rutgers University Newark. Throughout her academic years, she has devoted much of her time and energy to youth services. Dr. Moore received the first New Jersey Nets and Devils Outstanding Achievement Award in 2003, and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center Award for Excellence. 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.
Lauren C. Olsen
Student & Community Affairs Coordinator for Newark Campus
Lauren Olsen serves as the Student & Community Affairs Coordinator at Rutgers Newark. A graduate of Rutgers New Brunswick with a degree in Communication, Ms. Olsen became involved in equitable educational access for students while she was an undergraduate. She worked as a part of Teach for America’s on-campus recruitment team during her senior year, and was also accepted into the program. As a corps member, she taught high school Special Education for three years in Los Angeles, California and simultaneously earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Olsen then returned to New Jersey and taught for an additional two years in Newark. Her experiences in the classroom inspire her current work with the Rutgers Future Scholars program.
Program Coordinator for 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. This work combined with her communications and quality assurance experience within the Department of Transportation at Rutgers has afforded her the opportunity to do student development, planning and assessment in higher education.