Elaine Fuchs & Ruth Simmons Portrait Unveiling Ceremony

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Chancellor Green Rotunda, celebrate the unveiling of two portraits commissioned by Princeton University, as suggested by the campus community and selected by the Portraiture Nominations Committee. These artworks honor individuals who have been preeminent in their respective fields, have excelled in the nation’s service and the service of humanity, and have made a significant contribution to Princeton’s culture. The event is open to the campus community and the public.

Elaine Fuchs *77 is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University and an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her work on the biology and molecular mechanisms of mammalian skin and skin diseases helped lead the modernization of dermatology. She has been awarded the National Medal of Science and Princeton University’s James Madison Medal.

Ruth Simmons, a former Princeton administrator and trustee, is president of Prairie View A&M University and previously served as president of Smith College and Brown University. She was the first woman president of Brown and the first Black president of an Ivy League institution.

The portraits are part of a larger effort to reflect Princeton’s diversity and reaffirm the University’s commitment to become even more diverse and inclusive in the years ahead.



November 16, 2022


4:30 p.m.


Chancellor Green / Rotunda