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Nine named to Princeton Board of Trustees

Princeton University has named nine new members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1.

The new trustees are: C. Kim Goodwin and Paul Haaga Jr., who were elected by the board to serve for eight years as charter trustees; Lisa Jackson, Mitchell Julis, Anthony H.P. Lee and Bradford Smith, who were elected by the board to serve for four years as term trustees; Heather Gerken and Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who were elected by alumni to serve four years as alumni trustees; and Brian Reilly, who was elected by the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes to serve four years as young alumni trustee. 

Biographical information about the new trustees follows:

Gerken, of New Haven, Connecticut, is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. After graduating from Princeton in 1991 with a degree in history, Gerken earned a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th Circuit's Court of Appeals and then Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. She entered private practice in Washington, D.C., in 1996 before joining the faculty of Harvard Law School in 2000. She has served as a senior adviser for both Barack Obama presidential campaigns and was part of their "Legal Brain Trust" to help ensure voting rights were protected. As a Princeton student, she won the Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Award. 

Gonzalez Rogers, of Piedmont, California, is a U.S. district judge for the Northern District of California. Confirmed by the Senate in 2011, she is the first Latina to serve on that court. In 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her a California Supreme Court judge. Previously, she practiced civil litigation at a San Francisco firm. A 1987 Princeton graduate with a degree in politics, Gonzalez Rogers earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. She is a longtime volunteer for Princeton's Alumni Schools Committee and Annual Giving, and a member of the Association of Latino Princeton Alumni. Throughout her career, Gonzalez Rogers has served others through efforts focusing on civil rights and education. 

Goodwin, of Miami, is an investment adviser and a board director for a number of global firms. Formerly, she was managing director and head of equities globally for Credit Suisse's Asset Management Division. She also has worked at State Street Research & Management, Mellon Bank, Prudential and Putnam Investments. Goodwin earned her bachelor's degree in politics from Princeton in 1981 and earned a master's degree in public affairs and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin. Goodwin served as an alumni trustee from 2004 to 2008. She has volunteered as a member of the Women in Leadership advisory committee, Alumni Schools Committee interviewer and special gifts solicitor. 

Haaga, of La Cañada, California, has served on the NPR Board of Directors since 2011. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton in 1970 and received an M.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Haaga is the retired chairman of the board of Capital Research and Management Company and a former partner in the law firm Dechert Price & Rhoads. He has served as a senior attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission and chaired the board of governors of the Investment Company Institute. His many contributions to Princeton include participation in the Aspire executive committee, Maclean Society, Alumni Council, Alumni Schools Committee, Annual Giving class leadership and Development Leadership Council. 

Jackson, of Cupertino, California, is vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. She served as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2009 to 2013. Previously, she served as New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's chief of staff after holding several senior positions in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Jackson earned a master's in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1986. She received her bachelor's degree from Tulane University, where she serves as a trustee. She is a member of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni and received the top honor for graduate alumni, the James Madison Medal, in 2012. She was a featured speaker at the "She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton" conference in 2011 and participates in the University's alumni-led "Connect Initiative." 

Julis, of Beverly Hills, California, is co-chair and co-CEO of Canyon Partners, an asset management firm. After graduating from Princeton in 1977 with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, he earned a J.D. and an MBA from Harvard University. He worked in investment banking and was a bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorney in New York. Julis has contributed to many initiatives at the University, including the Bridge Year Program, the arts, the Center for Jewish Life and Annual Giving. He helped create the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance in the Wilson School and the Julis Foundation Preceptorship. He has served on the advisory councils for the Department of Economics and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center and was an inaugural member of the Capital Leadership Committee. 

Lee, of Sydney, is a private investor who is director of Aberon Pty Ltd. He graduated from Princeton in 1979 with a degree in mathematics. Before moving to Australia in 1987, Lee worked as a corporate finance executive for a British merchant bank in Hong Kong. In 2008, he established the Anthony H.P. Lee '79 Fund for the Study of Jazz at Princeton. He also has served as a member of the Aspire campaign's executive committee. 

Reilly, of McLean, Virginia, graduated this year with a degree in the Wilson School and certificates in Latin American studies, Spanish language and culture, and French language and culture. He participated in Princeton's Bridge Year Program in its inaugural year and was based in Urubamba, Peru. Over consecutive summers, he participated in Princeton's Aix-en-Provence Program for French Studies; conducted research for Princeton's Innovations for Successful Societies; and was a Leadership Development intern for the Truman National Security Project in Washington, D.C. Reilly was a residential college adviser in Rockefeller College; an adviser for the Freshman Scholars Institute; a member of the varsity lacrosse team; a member of Cottage Club; a peer tutor in Spanish and French; and a member of Aquinas Catholic Campus Ministry. After graduation, he will serve as a Princeton in Latin America fellow. 

Smith, of Bellevue, Washington, is general counsel and executive vice president, legal and corporate affairs, for Microsoft Corp., where he has worked since 1993. Previously, he was a partner at a Washington, D.C.-based law firm after clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Charles Metzner in the southern district of New York. Smith graduated from Princeton in 1981 with a degree from the Wilson School before earning his J.D. from Columbia University. In 2008, he co-founded and co-chaired, with actress Angelina Jolie, the nonprofit organization Kids in Need of Defense. Over the years, Smith has served on Princeton's Global Leadership Committee, Center for Information Technology Policy advisory council, special gifts committee, Annual Giving class leadership, and the Wilson School's 75th anniversary celebration. 

Completing their terms as trustees on June 30 are Kim Boyle, Henri Ford, Laura Forese, Francis Joshua Grehan, Heidi Miller, Louise Sams and James Yeh. 

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