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June 12, 2000
New Trustees Named for Princeton University
Six alumni have been named to Princeton University's Board of Trustees. They are: Dennis J. Keller '63, Henry H. Kennedy Jr. '70, Margaret C. Whitman '77, T.R. Reid '66, Ruth L. Berkelman '73 and Spencer Merriweather '00.
Keller was named as a charter trustee, appointed to serve until 2010. He is chairman and CEO of DeVry, Inc., one of the largest publicly held higher-education companies in North America.
In 1973, Keller founded the Keller Graduate School of Management (KGSM), and went on to buy DeVry in 1987. Together, DeVry and KGSM have more than 30 campuses in the U.S. and Canada.
Keller has served as a trustee from 1994 through 1998 and was co-chair of Princeton University's 250th Anniversary Campaign.
The other new trustees will serve four year-terms:
Kennedy is U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. A 1973 graduate of Harvard Law School, he is a member of the Defender Services Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Whitman is president and CEO of eBay, Inc., the on-line trading company. Before taking her post at eBay, Whitman was general manager of the Preschool Division for Hasbro Inc. and CEO of Florists Transworld Delivery.
Reid, a journalist and foreign correspondent, joined The Washington Post in 1977 and gained recognition for his coverage of East Asian affairs. In addition to his work for the Post, Reid is the author of several books in Japanese and English, and is co-creator of the syndicated column, "Computer Report."
Berkelman is assistant surgeon general and senior adviser to the director at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), where she has focused on improving the agency's research activities. She also serves as a visiting professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
Merriweather, a young alumni trustee, graduated in May with a degree in politics. President of the Undergraduate Student Government in his senior year, he was selected by classmates as both the senior who had done the most for Princeton and the senior who had done the most for his class.