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The Trustees of Princeton University is a 40-member board responsible for managing Princeton University's endowment, real estate, instructional programs, and admission. The Trustees include at least 13 members elected by alumni classes, and the Governor of New Jersey and the President of the University as ex officio members.

The Trustees' mission and responsibilities stem from the original Charter of the college, written in 1746. The Trustees oversee the budget of the university through the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO). Notable recent policy decisions include implementing the residential college system, accepting coeducation, and increasing the size of the undergraduate student body.

Unlike most other governing boards of universities, the Trustees of Princeton University is chartered as a 40-member corporation in its own right that has the authority to establish and govern Princeton University and to grant degrees in the same. This is similar to most of the oldest universities and colleges in the United States (including all of the Ivy League universities except for Cornell University), such as the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Yale Corporation.


Current TrusteesEdit

Officers of the Board

  • Christopher L. Eisgruber — President of the University[1]
  • Kathryn A. Hall — Chair of the Executive Committee[1]
  • Brent L. Henry — Clerk of the Board[1]
  • Robert S. Murley — Vice Chair of the Executive Committee[1]
  • Robert K. Durkee — Secretary of the University[1]

Ex officio

  • Christopher L. Eisgruber — President of the University[1]
  • Phil Murphy — Governor of New Jersey[1]

Members of the Board

Danielle Allen UPS Foundation Professor, Institute for Advanced Study Class of 1993
Aku Ammah-Tagoe Teaching Fellow in English, Phillips Academy Class of 2011
Thomas A. Barron Writer Class of 1974
A. Scott Berg Writer Class of 1971
Kim M. Boyle Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP Class of 1984
Katherine Brittain Bradley President, CityBridge Foundation Class of 1986
Christopher A. Cole Chairman, Investment Banking Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Class of 1981
Pyper Davis Chief Operating Officer, SEED Foundation Class of 1987
John D. Diekman Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures Class of 1965
Elizabeth A. Dilday Student, Keck School of Medicine Class of 2013
Carl Ferenbach III Managing Director, Private Equity Investment, Berkshire Partners Class of 1964
Henri Ford Vice President and Chief of Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Director of Surgery and Vice-Dean for Education, Keck School of Medicine Class of 1980
Laura L. Forese Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Class of 1983
William K. Fung Executive Deputy Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd. Class of 1970
Francis Joshua Grehan Sachs Scholar, Oxford University Class of 2010
Kathryn A. Hall Chief Executive Officer; Chief Investment Officer, Hall Capital Partners LLC Class of 1980
Julia Haller Gottsch Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Institute Class of 1976
Philip U. Hammarskjold Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hellman & Friedman Class of 1987
Brent L. Henry Vice President and General Counsel, Partners HealthCare Class of 1969
Randall L. Kennedy Professor, Harvard Law School Class of 1977
Peter B. Lewis Chairman, Progressive Corporation Class of 1955
Heidi G. Miller President, J.P. Morgan Chase International Class of 1974
Robert S. Murley Chairman, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse Securities LLC Class of 1972
Crystal Nix-Hines Television Writer/Producer; Attorney; United States Ambassador to UNESCO Class of 1985
David G. Offensend Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Library Class of 1975
Stephen A. Oxman Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Class of 1967
Nancy B. Peretsman Managing Director, Allen & Company Class of 1976
Meaghan P. Petersack Elementary school teacher, The Arts and Technology Academy Class of 2008
Michael E. Porter Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School Class of 1969
Kavita N. Ramdas Executive Director, Ripples to Waves, Stanford University Class of 1988 (M.P.A.)
Louise S. Sams Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System; President, Turner Broadcasting System International Class of 1979
Thomas Siebel Executive Chairman, C3, LLC Parent of Class of 2011
Meg Whitman President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Class of 1977
George F. Will Columnist, Washington Post; author Class of 1968 (Ph.D.)
Gordon Y. S. Wu Chairman, Hopewell Holdings Class of 1958
C. James Yeh Senior Managing Director, Citadel Investment Group Class of 1987
Zhu Min Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Class of 1988 (M.P.A.)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Board of Trustees, 2017-18". Princeton University. Retrieved October 13, 2017.

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