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Educational Equity
& Excellence Collaborative

The Educational Equity and Excellence Collaborative (E3C), partners with our outstanding access and equity initiatives at Rutgers, and facilitates an eco-system that is committed to equitable outcomes for New Jersey’s historically underserved populations. Funded in part by a U.S. Department of Education grant, the Collaborative will deepen relationships with K–12 and higher education allies across our state. 

The E3C will support the innovative pre-college access and student success programs across Rutgers by providing opportunities to build capacity and enhance collaboration. The E3C will create a clearinghouse of resources for students, families, and educators, sharing best practices through symposiums and innovation labs, and supporting cutting-edge research. Through the Educational Equity Innovation Fund, the E3C will incentivize faculty and staff to explore ways to increase access and success for students from lower-income and/or other historically underserved backgrounds. The E3C will provide a platform to amplify the enduring Rutgers story of opportunity and excellence to prospective educational and philanthropic partners. 

Leadership Team

The team is led by Aramis Gutierrez a nationally recognized and award-winning college access professional, highly sought-after presenter/speaker, and advocate for Educational Equity.

Aramis Gutierrez

Aramis Gutierrez

Assistant Vice President for Educational Access and Success, Executive Director, Educational Equity and Excellence Collaborative