Alexandra Day, the vice president for public affairs at The Juilliard School in New York City, has been named Princeton's deputy vice president for alumni engagement in the Office of Advancement, effective January 31.
Day, a member of Princeton's Class of 2002, will provide overall leadership for the programs and initiatives of the Office of Alumni Affairs and for efforts to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for Princeton's alumni. In addition, she will have oversight for communications, marketing, digital, and events activities within the Office of Advancement.
"I am delighted that Alex is joining our senior leadership team," said Kevin Heaney, vice president for advancement. "She brings a deep love of Princeton and real talent and expertise in a number of crucial areas that will benefit the University and our alumni greatly. I am confident that, under her leadership, our engagement-related teams will be able to connect Princeton's remarkably dedicated alumni even more closely to the University."
Day has held roles at corporate and nonprofit institutions in Europe and the U.S., including the International Herald Tribune and the Metropolitan Opera. In her most recent post at Juilliard, Day provided strategic and operational leadership focused on increasing engagement from the school's expanding audience. She also oversaw a staff reorganization, which resulted in a more efficient configuration that better supported the school's core activities and new initiatives. She had previously served as Juilliard's associate vice president of marketing and communications and its director of communications and marketing strategy. Before joining Juilliard, she was director of public relations at Lyric Opera of Chicago and director of communications for soprano Renée Fleming.
"I am excited that Alex will be joining the University and I look forward to partnering with her on behalf of our alumni," said Jennifer Daniels '93, president of Princeton's Alumni Association and chair of its Alumni Council. "In addition to continuing our many successful efforts, I am confident that we will explore new opportunities to engage our diverse alumni body and to ensure that we hear their many voices as the University plans for its future."
Day's efforts will dovetail with the work led by Margaret Miller '80, deputy vice president for volunteer engagement, who is focused on designing and implementing strategies, training, and programs that enhance the experience of volunteers at Princeton.
"My affection for Princeton dates from the first day I set foot on campus more than 20 years ago," Day said, "and I am thrilled to be able to apply my experience to help advance Princeton's relevance in a changing world. The lifelong engagement of our extraordinary alumni is a vital part of the life of the University, and I look forward to working with my colleagues across campus to strengthen our relationship with Princetonians of all generations, all backgrounds, and all nations."