Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton's provost for the past nine years, has been named the University's 20th president, effective July 1. He succeeds Shirley M. Tilghman, who last fall announced her intention to step down at the end of this academic year after completing 12 years in office.
Eisgruber was appointed at a special meeting of the University's Board of Trustees on the unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation of a 17-member search committee following a six-month search. The search committee included nine trustees, four faculty members, three students, and a member of the staff; it was chaired by Kathryn Hall, the chair of the board.
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