Alumni, friends, and members of the University community celebrated the new home of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment on May 18. The center has an urgent goal: to help transition the world away from fossil fuels through research and education that will produce the solutions essential to preserving the planet for future generations. It was made possible by a $100 million gift from Gerhard Andlinger '52. The center's primary lecture and gathering space, Maeder Hall, made possible by a gift from Paul Maeder ’75, was also dedicated during the celebration.
In a unique effort to combine the expertise of university scientists and conservation organizations, Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation has pledged $1.25 million to establish the Science-to-Action Fund at Princeton University. The fund will support environmental research that advances scientific understanding and practical, on-the-ground solutions in order to ensure the sustainable and rational use of freshwater for all.
The Office of Admission—in partnership with the Office of Communications—has launched a virtual tour of campus on the YouVisit platform. The student-led tour is available in four languages—English, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean.
Roughly 800 alumni, parents, and friends gathered in San Francisco on February 9, 2016, to hear President Eisgruber describe his vision for the University.
Princeton University's Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic planning framework that aims to enhance the University's core commitments to excellence in teaching and research, and to such fundamental principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service, while also strengthening its capacity to have "significant and lasting impact" at a time of transformative social and technological change.
Tim McGowan, who comes to Princeton University from Columbia University with more than 25 years of experience on Madison Avenue, has been named assistant vice president for strategic donor engagement in Princeton's Office of Development. His appointment is effective Jan. 18.
Alison Sommers-Sayre, an 11-year member of the Princeton University Office of Development staff, has been promoted to assistant vice president for information strategy and operations. Her appointment was effective July 1.
Kevin Heaney, who has worked in fundraising leadership positions for nearly 20 years, has been named deputy vice president for development at Princeton University. His appointment is effective March 9.
Rochelle Makela-Goodman, a fundraising professional with 19 years of development experience, has joined the Princeton University Office of Development as director of gift planning.