#19 Ali Houshmand Rowan University, President
As Rowan University's president, Houshmand has led the institution through its unprecedented growth. Among other notable achievements are the cofounding of the Cooper Medical School and the building of Rowan Boulevard, a mixed-use area that is at the forefront of higher ed development. “The development and growth of Rowan has been fun to watch — and something to watch in coming years,” one insider said.
Last Year's Rank: 76