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Princeton names eight new trustees

Princeton University has named eight new members of its Board of Trustees. They are:

Thomas Barron, an author and private investor from Boulder, Colo. He earned his A.B. in politics from Princeton in 1974. He previously served on the board as an alumni trustee from 1989 to 1993.

Y.S. Chi of Princeton, vice chair of Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical and health information products and services. He earned his A.B. in economics from Princeton in 1983. He is a trustee of the Princeton University Press and has served as an alumni member of the Council of the Princeton University Community.

Jose Huizar, an attorney who is president of the board of education for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He earned his master's in public affairs and urban and regional planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1994. A member of the Alumni Schools Committee, he received the 2004 Community Service Award from the Princeton Club of Southern California.

Randall Kennedy, a professor at Harvard Law School. He earned his A.B. in history from Princeton in 1977. He previously served on the board as a term trustee from 1994 to 1998.

Matthew Margolin of Portola Valley, Calif., who earned an A.B. in politics from Princeton this year. The president of the student body in 2004-05, he has been a member of the Undergraduate Student Government since 2002. At Class Day, he received the Class of 1901 Medal, which goes to the senior who, in the judgment of his or her classmates, has done the most for Princeton.

Katherine Marshall of Washington, D.C., a director at the World Bank and counselor to its president. She earned her MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1969. A former member of the Wilson School's advisory council, she is a current member of the steering committee for the school's 75th anniversary.

Nancy Peretsman, executive vice president and managing partner of Allen & Co., a New York investment banking firm. She earned her A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1976. She previously served on the board as an alumni trustee from 1976 to 1980 and as a charter trustee from 1981 to 1991.

Kimberly Ritrievi of St. Petersburg, Fla., who recently retired from her post as director of research at Goldman Sachs. She earned her BSE in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1980. She has worked for the Alumni Schools Committee in several cities and currently serves on the leadership council for the School of Engineering and Applied Science and on the University's Development Leadership Council.

The board elected Barron, Kennedy and Peretsman to 10-year terms as charter trustees, while it elected Chi for four years as a term trustee. Princeton alumni elected Huizar, Marshall and Ritrievi to four-year terms as alumni trustees, and the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes elected Margolin to a four-year term as young alumni trustee. All trustees have the same power, authority and responsibilities.

The 40-member Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction 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 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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