Rutgers GSE CMSI

Mission & Purpose

Located at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and housed within the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice, the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ mission is to:


Elevate the educational contributions of MSIs, ensuring their participation in national conversations;


Increase rigorous scholarship on MSIs;


Connect MSI academic and administrative leadership to leading reform initiatives in the United States;


Inform administrative, instructional and philanthropic practices at MSIs;


Advance effective policies that have a positive impact on strengthening MSIs, the development and support of their students and faculty, and the quality of the elementary and secondary schools within their communities;

Bring Together

Bring together MSIs around their common interests, strengths, and challenges to increase efficiency and optimize resources;


Enhance the efforts of MSIs to close educational achievement gaps and assessment performance of disadvantaged communities.