Rutgers‒Camden Welcomes New Manager of Special Projects and Initiatives

Feb. 14, 2022

By Jeanne Leong

Matthew Schillizzi, an experienced strategist and project manager in academia, has joined Rutgers University–Camden as manager of special projects and initiatives.

Schillizzi will work on projects that serve the campus and surrounding community, including chancellor grants, awards and the Chancellor’s Mayoral Internship Program, which offers students paid internships in Camden city government to prepare them for futures in public service.

Schillizzi will oversee planning and execution of chancellor events, including the Chancellor’s Lecture Series for Global Racial Reckoning and Civility, as Rutgers‒Camden continues to grow and elevate its profile as a vibrant, diverse and inclusive research university.

Matthew Schillizzi

Matthew Schillizzi

“I look forward to working with Mr. Schillizzi, who brings a wealth of experience to our campus,” said Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis. “He is a well-rounded and effective planner who has performed some of the most vital functions at a prominent university. He will be an invaluable asset to Rutgers-Camden.”

Schillizzi has led various university operations, including recruitment, admissions, enrollment and events management. In his new position, Schillizzi will work closely with Kristin Walker, Rutgers–Camden’s executive director of special initiatives, events and dining.

“Matthew’s wealth of experience and impressive project management within higher education will bring value to this position and our campus,” Walker said.

Schillizzi most recently served as the manager of graduate education at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry, where he centralized graduate admissions to improve overall student experience and communications processes. He designed and maintained an online application system and launched a successful master’s program in oral health sciences. He has also served as associate director of admissions and recruitment at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. Prior to that, he was the department program specialist for the College of Music and Dance, where he worked with students, faculty and staff to plan and coordinate more than 500 concerts and events during the academic year.

A resident of Philadelphia, Schillizzi earned both his master of education and bachelor of science in musicology from Temple University.

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