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Clement Alexander Price reappointed as a trustee on library board
Press Release April 29, 2002

Clement Alexander Price, Ph.D., was reappointed for another term on the Board of Trustees of The Newark Public Library at a special swearing-in ceremony held at City Hall. Dr. Price was first appointed by then Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson and has been reappointed over the succeeding years by Mayor Sharpe James. He has served The Newark Public Library as a vice president of the board, a chair of the personnel committee and a member of the director search committee. Currently, Dr. Price is chair of the buildings and grounds committee.

Dr. Price is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, Professor of History, and Director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, Newark Campus. He received the BA and MA degrees from the University of Bridgeport, and the Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He has served as visiting professor at Princeton University, the New Jersey City University, Montclair State University, and Fairleigh Dickenson University.

As a senior board of trustees member, his primary interest has been making sure the library’s reputation as an excellent resource for scholars, journalists, students, humanists, and a cross section of citizens has been sustained.

"The Newark Public Library is one of the city’s most important educational institutions," states Dr. Price. "My goal is for the library to be at the center of Newark’s now fully mature downtown and neighborhood revitalization," he added.

Dr. Price is the author of many publications that explore Afro-American History, race relations and modern culture in the United States and in New Jersey. He is the recipient of numerous academic and service awards and honors, including the Richard J. Hughes Award from the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Governor’s Alice B. Paul Award for Humanitarian Service, and most recently the Rutgers University Board of Governors named him a Rutgers Distinguished Service Professor.


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