Burstein named vice president for administration

Mark Burstein, Columbia University's vice president for facilities management, has been appointed Princeton University's vice president for administration, effective Aug. 2. Burstein previously served as Columbia's vice president for student services, and before that as acting vice president for human resources.

Burstein's appointment was recommended by President Shirley M. Tilghman and approved by the trustees at their May 31 meeting.

"Mark brings to this position the full set of skills and experiences that we need in a vice president for administration," Tilghman said. "He has a broad and perceptive vision of university management and will be very helpful to me in identifying goals and priorities for strengthening even further the administration at Princeton. He cares deeply about fairness, diversity and career development, and will be an effective advocate for the improvement of our administrative policies and for the well-being of our staff. He also has had direct experience supervising the areas that will report to him at Princeton, including facilities, human resources and public safety."

An honors graduate of Vassar College with an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (where he served as a graduate student representative to the Penn board of trustees), Burstein joined the Columbia administration in 1994 after a series of positions in consulting, investment banking and New York City government.

More details are available in a news release.

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