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Date: August 18, 1997
Six Join Princeton University
Board of Trustees
Princeton, N.J. -- Six new members joined Princeton's Board of Trustees effective July 1: charter trustee Anthony B. Evnin '62, term trustee Bill Bradley '65, and alumni trustees William J. Crowe Jr. *65, Regis Pecos '77, Suzanne Perles '75 and Sarah E. Stein '97. All will serve until 2001, except for Evnin, who will serve until 2007.
Anthony Evnin, of Greenwich, Conn., is the managing partner of Venrock Associates and is currently a director of the Princeton University Investment Company, which manages Princeton's $4.8 billion endowment. Evnin worked in a corporate research laboratory at Union Carbide for five years before joining Venrock in 1974. His area of expertise is the life sciences, particularly biotechnology. He sits on the board of six publicly held companies and several private ones. Evnin, who received a Ph.D. in chemistry from M.I.T., previously served as a Princeton trustee from 1987 to 1991. In that term, he served on the finance committee for four years and the executive committee for a year.
Bill Bradley, of Montclair, N.J., retired from the U.S. Senate in January after representing New Jersey for 18 years. A Democrat, his interests ranged from international relations and tax reform -- he authored the Tax Reform Act of 1986 -- to race relations, campaign finance reform, and the restoration of what he calls "civil society." Bradley is now a senior adviser and vice chair of the International Council at J.P. Morgan & Co. and has affiliations with Stanford University, the University of Maryland and the CBS Evening News. Bradley, a Rhodes Scholar, remains one of the most popular student-athletes in Princeton history, having led the U.S. Olympic basketball team to a gold medal in Tokyo in 1964. He played for the New York Knicks for 10 years, helping the team win two championships.
William J. Crowe Jr., now living in London, is currently the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, a post he has held since 1994. The retired admiral served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1985 to 1989, a period of great change in the relationship between the United States and the former Soviet Union. His personal exchanges with his former Soviet counterpart ultimately led to the U.S.-Soviet Dangerous Activities Agreement. After retiring, Crowe taught for four years at the University of Oklahoma, where he had studied briefly before attending the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1990, Crowe received Princeton's James Madison Medal, which recognizes extraordinary achievement and service by an alumnus of the Graduate School.
Regis Pecos, of Cochiti Pueblo, N.M., is believed to be the first Native American to serve as a Princeton trustee. As the executive director of the New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs, Pecos is his the key diplomat between state and tribal governments. He served two terms as the Lieutenant Governor of the Pueblo de Cochiti has and served as chairman of the Sante Fe Indian School Board, which runs the first school in the country to be controlled by a tribe. Beyond New Mexico, Pecos has taken part in several federal-level task forces aimed at improving education and opportunities for Native Americans.
Suzanne Perles, of Washington, D.C., this year became the director of the National Issues Leadership Project/Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, for which Bradley serves as chair of the board of advisors. In taking the position, Perles left a highly successful career as head of her own merger and acquisition advisory firm. Previously, she had worked at McKinsey & Co. and as a vice president at Citibank. Based for years in Los Angeles, Perles was active in many alumni and community activities in that city. She chaired the Business Development Task Force for Rebuild L.A., the organization created to revitalize areas damaged by the city's 1992 riots. The first woman from Princeton to be named a Rhodes Scholar, Perles received an M.B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Oxford.
Sarah E. Stein, originally from Palo Alto, Calif., is the Young Alumni Trustee from the Class of 1997. This year, she is teaching English in Guangzhou, China, through the Princeton-in-Asia program. As an undergraduate, Stein was a co-founder of Challenge '97, the class project that paired Princeton student "mentors" with youngsters at the Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School in Trenton, N.J. and also organized a number of one-time exchanges at the middle school and on the Princeton campus. Stein was a member of several campus theater groups, served on committees that improved student life, and took part in the Student Volunteers Council and intramural sports.