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For immediate release: July 23, 2004
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Reed named associate provost for institutional equity

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Terri Harris Reed, assistant dean for graduate education in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named Princeton University's associate provost for institutional equity. Her appointment is effective Sept. 7.

Reed, who has 20 years of university administrative experience, will serve as a member of the provost's staff, primarily responsible for issues related to diversity and equal opportunity throughout the Princeton community. She will also collaborate with colleagues both inside and outside of the provost's office to address matters of institutional policy and allocation of resources.

"I am absolutely delighted that Terri Harris Reed has agreed to become associate provost for institutional equity," said Christopher Eisgruber, who became the University's provost July 1. "As a result of her exceptional work as assistant dean in the Woodrow Wilson School, she has earned the friendship and respect of many people at Princeton. I am confident that her energy, intelligence and breadth of experience will quickly enable her to become a leader on issues of diversity and equity."

Before coming to Princeton in January 2003, Reed served as assistant dean at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs and associate dean of students at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She also was an admission officer responsible for minority recruitment at Oberlin and Calvin colleges.

In her new role, Reed will function as Princeton's affirmative action officer. She will work with the offices of the dean of the faculty and human resources to develop and improve programs to increase Princeton's ability to attract, hire and retain a diverse work force and will work with several other offices to advance Princeton's vision of inclusiveness for all of its members. She also will oversee the Disability Services Network and serve as liaison to the University ombuds office.

"I am excited about this opportunity to help Princeton uphold its commitment to diversity and equality throughout the University community," Reed said. "I look forward to working with members of the administration, faculty, staff and student body to generate new ideas on these critical issues and to enrich Princeton's tradition of excellence."

Reed will assume several of the responsibilities previously handled by Joann Mitchell, who had been vice provost for administration at Princeton and now serves as vice president and chief of staff at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reed earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Calvin College and master's degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture at Howard University.

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