Dean Adrian Bruning had previously worked as a researcher and subsequently as the Director of Advising within the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Currently he is one of the SAS Seniors Deans. In all capacities he has interacted with many Rutgers students, and spent many happy hours advising & helping as best he can. Dr. Bruning was born and educated in South Africa, and also spent time as a pre and post doctoral student in Europe and at Rutgers. All this has instilled in him an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of the student population at Rutgers plus an inherent drive to better the student experience, and assist in the realization of student aspirations at Rutgers.