Dudley H. G. Rivers, Jr.

Dudley H. G. Rivers, Jr.

Dudley H. G. Rivers, Jr. Dudley was born on July 26, 1957 in Plainfield, NJ. He graduated from Plainfield High School, Plainfield, NJ in 1975. He then proudly joined the United States Air Force. Dudley was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He also served two years in the Air Force Nation Reserve. Dudley H. Rivers Jr. graduated from Rutgers College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In his senior year, he received the honor of "high distinction" for his Henry Rutgers Scholars thesis entitled: Defense Relations Between the U.S and the Philippines. After graduating from Rutgers College he completed his MBA in Finance at Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Business in 1984. He then began a successful business career in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry. He first joined Johnson & Johnson in their management training program at McNeil Consumer Products Company, and in 1986 he went to the Lever Brothers Company as a Marketing Finance Manager. From 1988 to 2002, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In 2002, he returned to Johnson & Johnson, and began working in his current position as Controller, Global Business Services where he worked at the Corporate Headquarters in New Brunswick. While at Johnson and Johnson Dudley, was busy at work with Financial Leadership Development Program, University Team Lead for Finance for Rutgers Newark, led the J&J University Case Competitions and Co-Op recruiting from Rutgers Newark and Baruch College in New York. He championed and mentored many Co-ops and interns. Outside of his family and friends, Dudley was passionate about the education and well fair of our youth. He tirelessly served his Alma Mata, Rutgers University. Dudley served as the Chair of the Camden Board of Directors, 2018-2019, Chair of the Board of Governors from 2013 - 2019, Chair of the Board of Trustees 2012 - 2013, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees 2009 - 2012. Dudley Rivers is a Trustee Emeritus 2016, Trustee Governor 2013 - 2019, Charter Trustee 2002 - 2008, Charter Trustee 2008-2014. Dudley also was a member of the Rutgers College Deans Advisory Council, and was inducted to Rutgers Loyal Sons in 2011. ​ From 2003 until his death Dudley served on more than 35 Boards, Committees and Groups including: Nominating Committee, Health Affairs, Athletics, Task Force on Student Aid, Committee on Joint Investment, Task Force on Health and Science Education, BOT/BOG Executive Committees, Audit, Building and Finance, Finance and Facilities and Trustee Learning Groups. He has been a Junior Achievement instructor and is actively involved with mentoring groups for underprivileged youth. He is a five-time recipient of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Presidents Award and has received the Outstanding Young Man of America Award. In 2003, Dudley Rivers established the Henry Rutgers Scholars Endowed Research Fund in Political Science, Business, and African-American Studies at Rutgers College. Dudley Rivers knows, from first-hand experience, the value of completing a Henry Rutgers Scholars thesis. The endowment he established will support Rutgers College students in their senior year as they pursue major research projects within the Henry Rutgers Scholars Program. Locally Dudley coached various little league teams, served as a mentor and suppported youth in our community. His favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, the NY Knicks and the NY Mets. He enjoyed all sports especially playing golf and tennis. Favorite card game: Bid Whist! Surviving Dudley are his loving family: His wife of 34 years Linda Rivers, son Bryan and daughters Alyssen and Alyssa Rivers. Also, brother James Rivers of Florida and sisters Sylvia Johnson of New Jersey, Lillian Rivers-Fries, Kim Grant of Arkansas and Barbara Brack of Maryland. He leaves a host of loving relatives, friends and colleagues. Sorrowfully Submitted by the Family
July 26, 1957 - July 29, 201907/26/195707/29/2019
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Dudley H. G. Rivers, Jr. Dudley was born on July 26, 1957 in Plainfield, NJ. He graduated from Plainfield High School, Plainfield, NJ in 1975. He then proudly joined the United States Air Force. Dudley was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He also served two years in the Air Force Nation Reserve. Dudley H. Rivers Jr. graduated from Rutgers College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In his senior year, he received the honor of "high distinction" for his Henry Rutg...

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