Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83
President, Princeton University
Christopher Eisgruber became president of Princeton in 2013 after serving for nine years as the university’s provost. He was the second-longest serving provost in the university’s history and played a central role in many key initiatives, including broadening Princeton’s international initiatives for students and faculty; increasing the diversity of the campus; and guiding Princeton’s entry into the online learning movement. A 1983 Princeton graduate, he is an authority on constitutional theory and legal philosophy. He has been a member of Princeton’s faculty since 2001 and served as the director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs before being named provost. He is the author of numerous articles in a wide range of publications from Supreme Court Review and Legal Theory to The New York Times and The Washington Post. His most recent books are Religious Freedom and the Constitution (with Lawrence Sager) and The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process.