Engineers named trustees
Two engineers were elected to the Princeton University Board
of Trustees: Olivier Kamanda '03 and James McDonnell
Mr. Kamanda majored in operations research and financial
engineering. He was elected a "young alumni trustee"
by recent graduates and upperclassmen.
He has served as vice president, class senator, and minority
issues action committee chair of the Undergraduate Student
As founder and coordinator of the Ideas in Action Lecture
Series, Mr. Kamanda has sought to address social awareness
and increased student involvement in political and social
issues. He also has served as editor of Kruller Literary
Mr. McDonnell retired as vice president of the McDonnell
Douglas Corp. of St. Louis in 1991 and served on the board
until the company merged with Boeing in 1997. McDonnell Hall
on Princetons campus is named for his father, James
McDonnell, a member of the class of 1921.
A longtime advocate for institutions in his hometown of St.
Louis, Mr. McDonnell has served as a trustee for the Missouri
Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Childrens Hospital and
David and Elkins College. He also served as a trustee for
Bucknell University, and is a director of Boatmens Trust
Co. and Centerre Trust Co.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees is responsible
for the finances and funds of the University. It approves
the operating and capital budgets, supervises the investment
of the University's endowment, and oversees campus real estate
and long-range physical planning.
The trustees also exercise prior review and approval concerning
changes in major policies, such as those in instructional
programs and admission, as well as tuition and fees and the
hiring of faculty members.
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