Staff appointments

Christopher Carter   
Christopher Carter has been named associate director of Princeton's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. His appointment was effective Jan. 20.

Carter will assist director Diane Jones in representing the University on matters related to federal policy and legislation, especially in areas involving federal support for research on campus and at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; undergraduate financial aid; graduate education; tax policy, including incentives for charitable giving; immigration policy; and intellectual property.

Between 1989 and 1998, Carter worked in Washington as a government affairs consultant and senior legislative staff member for three members of Congress. He specialized in energy sciences policy and tax and budget issues. As legislative director to U.S. Rep. Bill Baker, he coordinated the legislative strategy to secure funding of a $1.1 billion energy sciences project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

For the past two years, Carter has been an account supervisor with Rogers & Associates, a public relations/public affairs firm headquartered in Los Angeles. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles, and has served on the UCLA Government Relations Alumni Advocacy Committee.

   Barbara Basel
Barbara Basel and Ben Hammond have joined the Office of the Senior Vice President for Administration. Basel is on a six-month special assignment as senior project leader for process improvement initiatives, and Hammond is the new manager for administration.

Basel is on administrative leave from the Graduate School, where she has been director of graduate admission and data integration since 1998. She is working with the Administrative Process Team Advisory Committee to develop internal process mapping capabilities for University departments. The primary goal of process mapping is to provide managers with new insights into their organizations as part of their own review process. Typically, the APT would partner with newly hired senior managers or managers about to embark on strategic planning or departmental reorganization. In addition, she will work with Laurel Harvey, co-chair of the committee and general manager for administration, to develop techniques for Universitywide process improvement with the goal of creating a more effective administration.

Basel came to Princeton in 1988 as an assistant director of undergraduate financial aid. Since joining the Graduate School, she has served as the functional manager on the PeopleSoft Student Administration Team and has helped to implement an online admission application.

"Barbara's 12 years of Princeton experience and her recognized contribution in a number of roles give her a unique opportunity to bring the discipline of process improvement to the Uni-versity," said Charles Kalmbach, senior vice president for administration.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Basel is pursuing a master's degree in human service administration at Rider University.

Ben Hammond   
Hammond is assisting Kalmbach on a number of projects. In particular, he will staff two new groups of senior administrators, the Administrative Council and the Academic and Administrative Managers Group, and will manage the development of a new reference model for academic department administration.

"Ben brings a valued skill to the University -- the discipline of fact-based problem solving -- that will be essential to the success of our new administration's initiatives," Kalmbach said.

Hammond has served as a volunteer with VSO, the British equivalent of the Peace Corps, in Banjul, Gambia, West Africa. He advised the management team of the Gambia Technical Training Institute on management and financial issues and systems. Before his six-month stint in Africa, he was a project manager in the London office of McKinsey and Co., where he helped clients develop strategy and improve organizational effectiveness.

Hammond graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

   Sue Anne Steffey Morrow
The Rev. Sue Anne Steffey Morrow, associate dean of religious life and of the chapel, will step down from her post at the end of the academic year in June.

"For more than two decades, Sue Anne has served this University with distinction. She has widened our vision of religious life and provided a deepened sense of community among us," President Tilghman said. "She has provided generous support to faculty, staff, alumni, community members and, most importantly, students. With her personal warmth and good humor, she has enriched our individual lives and strengthened our community ties."

Morrow, who came to the University in 1981, served first as assistant dean of the chapel and in 1988 served as acting dean of the chapel. She was promoted to her current position in 1989.

Morrow encouraged student involvement in the community through the Student Volunteers Council, initiated the Religious Life Council and worked closely with the University's lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered community.

"It has been a blessing to work with great colleagues, inspirational students and community leaders who have helped the University and its students engage in effective service," Morrow said. "This remarkable University will always have a place in my heart."

Morrow is leaving the University to complete several academic projects, including a biography of the Rev. Edmund Steimle, class of 1930, titled "A Voice for Preaching" and another work on "The Role of Religious Pluralism in the Future of Higher Education."

Morrow is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has contributed to religious life in higher education nationally through preaching at universities including Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Skidmore, Smith, Stanford, University of Chicago and Yale, among others. Locally, Morrow serves on the Princeton High School Choir Steering Committee, chaired the Trinity Church Choir Steering Committee, served on the board of the Coalition for Peace Action and served as president of the Nassau Swim Club.


February 3, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 14
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Page one
Study: Texas '10 percent plan' fails to sustain diversity
Operating budget includes special funding for key areas
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Melore determined to make the most out of experiences
Spotlight, obituaries, resignations
Staff appointments

New 'P-rides' shuttle links graduate student housing and main campus
Intensive farming may suppress pollinating bees

Nassau Notes
By the numbers: University Research Board
Calendar of events

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