March 21, 2006
Contact: Anna Farneski
Phone: (973) 972-3000
UMDNJ BOARD OF TRUSTEES WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS
Robert Del Tufo, board chairman, and Oliver B. Quinn
NEWARK - The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Board of Trustees swore in two new members today. Former Attorney General Robert J. Del Tufo and Oliver B. Quinn, chief ethics officer for Prudential Financial, took the oath at today's regular meeting.
"We welcome our newest members and look forward to working with them to begin writing a new chapter in the history of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey," said Interim Board Chair Eric Pennington.
Gov. Jon S. Corzine appointed both men, who were confirmed Monday by the state Senate. The Governor named Del Tufo board chair.
"I thank the Governor and the Senate for their confidence in nominating and confirming me as Chairman of the board of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey," said Del Tufo. "I shall use my best efforts to meet their expectations. This is a marvelous teaching, research and clinical service institution with an outstanding professional staff.
"I shall work with the Board - which is the agency charged by statute with the responsibility to direct all operations - to insure that UMDNJ shall operate only according to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, transparency and corporate governance absolutely free of political or other extraneous influence," he added. "I encourage the consummate professionals here to stay the course because the institution shall be a place even better than in the past, where learning and service to the public will flourish, and where their advice and opinions will be listened to in the course of making future decisions affecting the nature and structure of the University".
Del Tufo was state Attorney General from 1990 to 1993 and United States Attorney for New Jersey from 1977 to 1980. He has also held positions as Director of New Jersey's Division of Criminal Justice, First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor, a member of the State Commission of Investigation and a member of the Board of Bar Examiners.
An undergraduate at Princeton University, Del Tufo received his law degree from Yale University Law School. He is the Chairman of the Daytop Village Foundation and a member of various other charitable and eleemosynary boards including Integrity, Inc., Legal Services of New Jersey, the National College of District Attorneys and the Northeast Region Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Del Tufo, who was born in Newark, resides in Princeton.
Also sworn in today was Oliver B. Quinn, vice president and chief business ethics officer at Prudential Financial.
"I hope to use my experience and knowledge to help create an environment
that reinforces the importance of business integrity and places a premium
on doing what is right," Quinn said.
Quinn previously held the position of vice president of Compliance at Prudential, in which he developed and managed regulatory compliance programs. Prior to joining Prudential in November of 1995, Quinn held various positions, including deputy solicitor of labor at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. and deputy commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Labor.
Quinn has also served as counsel/chief of staff at the New Jersey Department of Public Advocate; executive director of the Urban League of Essex County; assistant counsel for the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and assistant dean at Rutgers University Law School in Newark. He began his career as a civil rights enforcement attorney with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University; he earned his law degree at Rutgers Law School.