Rutgers University is expected to name Northwestern University provost and former Stanford football player Jonathan Holloway the next president of the school, according to a report from Adam Clark of He will become the first black president in Rutgers University history.

Holloway is set to be named the president on Tuesday. The decision is still pending approval from the Rutgers University Board of Governors. He will replace Robert Barchi, who is resigning at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Holloway would become the 21st president at Rutgers University.

According his biography on Northwestern University’s website Holloway is a Professor of History and African American Studies, in addition to being the school’s provost. Prior to arriving at Northwestern in 2017, he was the Dean of Yale College and Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History , and American Studies at Yale University.

Holloway graduated from Stanford in 1989. He was a member of the Cardinal football team, where he played as an outside linebacker.