Monday, August 16, 2021

Author Conversation Series—A Conversation with Bob Mulcahy Benefits Fellowship Cultural Arts Program

Join the Fellowship Foundation for the first of a new Author Conversation Series. 

A Conversation with Bob Mulcahy, Author of An Athletic Director's Story and the Future of College Sports in America

a one-on-one interview with Keith Sargeant, Sports Analyst and Writer for The Star Ledger. 

WHEN: September 9, 2021, with a reception at 4:30 pm followed by the interview at 6:00 pm
The Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater 
at Fellowship Village, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge, NJ.
from $75 for students and seniors to $150 for VIP tickets which include a private VIP reception following the event. Family tickets may also be purchased for $250.
Tickets are available online HERE.

Robert Mulcahy’s chronicle of his decade leading Rutgers University athletics is an intriguing story about fulfilling a vision. The goal was to expand pride in intercollegiate athletics. Redirecting a program with clearer direction and strategic purpose brought encouraging results. Advocating for finer coaching and improved facilities, he and Rutgers achieved national honors in Division I sports. Unprecedented alumni interest and support for athletics swelled across the Rutgers community.

His words and actions were prominent during a nationally reported incident involving student athletes. When the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team players were slandered by racist remarks from a popular radio talk show host, Mulcahy met it head on. With the coach and players, he set an inspiring example for defending character and values. Though Mr. Mulcahy left Rutgers in 2009, his memoir reflects continued devotion to intercollegiate athletics and student athletes. His insights for addressing several leading issues confronting Division I sports today offer guidelines for present and future athletic directors to follow.

Bob Mulcahy has spent his entire career in service—since his days in the Navy following his graduation from Villanova University to his time as Chief of Staff to former NJ Governor Brendan Byrne, President & CEO of the Meadowlands and Athletic Director at Rutgers University. His love and pride for New Jersey has always been evident and is one of the biggest motivations behind his decision to accept the position as Athletic Director at Rutgers and bring the football program to the national stage. Bob was instrumental in the saving of the Pinelands, NJ hosting the World Cup and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, Pope John Paul II’s visit to celebrate mass at Giants Stadium and bringing the NY Jets and the NHL Devils to New Jersey.

All ticket holders will be asked to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by showing their vaccination card and ID. Digital copies on smart phones with both sides of the card are acceptable as are paper copies. We will not be able to admit anyone without proof of vaccination. Masks must be worn in the Cultural Arts Center for the safety of our residents and patrons and can be removed once seated in the theater.

About Fellowship Cultural Arts Center: The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center’s 257 seat multipurpose Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater benefits from the design work of top theater, lighting and sound professionals who created the state-of-the-art space. Open to the public, programming features theater, opera, symphony, jazz and ballet with performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, New Jersey Ballet, Light Opera of New Jersey, American Theater Group, Centenary Stage Company, and with Trilogy Repertory. Visit or call 908-580-3892 for upcoming performances.