Mr. Israel Laguer is a native of Camden, N.J. He earned his B.A. degree in Sociology from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. and obtained his M.S. degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Wright School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has held active membership in both the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Association of College Personnel Administrators.
Prior to coming to Rutgers Mr. Israel worked as Coordinator of Residence Life at Pennsylvania College of Technology where he advanced learning through counseling, advising and co-curricular engagement. His background also includes the coordination of retreats, workshops, and presentations revolving around leadership, student staff training, and the plight of African American, Latino, and other underrepresented males within the educational pipeline.
Mr. Israel is also a proud alumnus of the Rowan University Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program. His experiences have helped him develop a profound interest in mentoring college students and youth in the community. Mr. Israel is currently the advisor to the Creating Academic and Social Enrichment in the Sciences (C.A.S.E.S.) Male Mentoring Program and the Coordinator of the ALEKS Supplemental Instruction Program (A.S.I.P.).
“Progress in human affairs is more often a pull than a push, surging forward of the exceptional man, and the lifting of his duller brethren slowly and painfully to his vantage point. “ ~W.E.B. DuBois~