Berlo named director of Print and Mail Services

Jan. 14, 2010 1:21 p.m.
Deborah Berlo

Deborah Berlo Photo: Brian Wilson

Deborah Berlo has been selected for the newly created position of director of Print and Mail Services at Princeton University. Her appointment was effective Jan. 4.

Berlo has worked in Graphic Services at Brown University for 17 years, serving as director since 1996.

"Deborah is an outstanding leader in the collegiate print and mail field, and her nearly 20 years of experience will directly benefit the campus community, " said Paul Breitman, assistant vice president for University Services at Princeton, to whom she will report. "She is committed to working directly with campus clients to find ways to meet their printing and mailing needs, and to accomplish that in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way."

At Brown, Berlo was instrumental in the successful implementation of a more financially viable, professional and customer friendly operation, according to Breitman. She also led efforts that resulted in certification by the Forest Stewardship Council, guaranteeing that print stock came from responsibly managed, sustainable forests.

Berlo has received four outstanding service awards at Brown, and her department has won design awards from Random House and from Kodansha Press of Japan. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Berlo completed the print production certification program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

At Princeton, Berlo will be responsible for the University's printing and mailing operations, which include offset press, digital printing and bindery functions, computer to plate making systems and a bulk mailing process for printed documents as well as outsourced contracts with commercial printers. She also will oversee copier operations, including campus academic and administrative department and office copiers, plus campus community access copiers in the libraries and the Frist Campus Center. These two operations moved from the Office of Information Technology to University Services in summer 2009.

In addition, Berlo will be responsible for mail services, which moved from the treasurer's office to University Services in fall 2008. This operation handles inbound and outbound mail and packages for students, faculty and staff.

"I'm proud to be a member of the University Services team," Berlo said, "and look forward to tailoring our resources to best serve the needs and requirements of the Princeton University community."