PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers women’s basketball head coach C. Vivian Stringer has been named one of top 37 female executives in the state by the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), and will be recognized at the group’s Salute to the Policy Makers Award Dinner Thursday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.
The dinner, which is chaired by Alfred C. Koeppe, President and COO (retired) of PSE&G, will feature ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr as the keynote speaker. The group honors women who are members of board of directors, or who hold senior-level executive management positions at major corporations or foundations based in New Jersey.
Stringer has accumulated a 175-104 record in her nine seasons at Rutgers, and a 695-239 mark in her 32 seasons as a head coach. A 2001 inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, she is the only coach, men’s or women’s, to lead three different schools to the NCAA Tournament Final Four (Cheyney in 1982, Iowa in 1993 and Rutgers in 2000), and she has three times been named the National Coach of the Year. In her nine seasons at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights have advanced to six NCAA Tournaments, including this season’s No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. She will serve as an assistant coach with the U.S. Olympic Team at this summer’s Athens Games.
Founded in 1980 as New Jersey’s premier organization for senior-level women, EWNJ’s purpose is to promote the advancement of women to the highest levels of business and government. EWNJ also assists corporations seeking qualified candidates for board of director positions. Proceeds from the Salute to the Policy Makers Dinner are used to fund a very successful graduate school scholarship program. Since the program’s inception in 1986, the group has raised more than $610,000 for scholarships for more than 200 deserving women. For more information on corporate sponsorship or tickets to the dinner, contact EWNJ at 973-812-7272 or at www.ewnj.org.