Princeton names presidential search committee

The chair of the Princeton University Board of Trustees, Kathryn A. Hall, has announced the members of the committee that will conduct the search for a new president of the University, to succeed Shirley M. Tilghman when she steps down at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. 

The 17-member committee will be chaired by Hall and will include nine trustees, four faculty members, two undergraduates, one graduate student and one member of the University staff. The new president will be appointed by the Board of Trustees, and the committee hopes to make its recommendation to the full board in the spring. The members of the committee are:    


John D. Diekman '65, Atherton, Calif., managing partner, 5AM Ventures

Laura L. Forese '83, New York, N.Y., COO, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Joshua Grehan '10, New York, N.Y., development associate, KickStart

Kathryn A. Hall '80 (chair), San Francisco, Calif., CEO and chief investment officer, Hall Capital Partners LLC

Brent L. Henry '69, Chestnut Hill, Mass., VP and general counsel, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. 

Randall L. Kennedy '77, Dedham, Mass., professor, Harvard Law School

Robert S. Murley '72, Lake Forest, Ill., chairman, investment banking, Credit Suisse Securities LLC

Nancy B. Peretsman '76, New York, N.Y., managing director, Allen & Company LLC 

C. James Yeh '87, Hinsdale, Ill., senior managing director, Citadel Investment Group LLC 


Miguel A. Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs; chair, Department of Sociology

Lyman A. Page Jr., Henry De Wolf Smyth Professor of Physics; chair, Department of Physics

Gideon A. Rosen *92, Stuart Professor of Philosophy; chair, Council of the Humanities

Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; acting director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education   


Catherine Ettman '13, Miami Beach, Fla., majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with certificates in gender and sexuality studies and African American studies

Jeffrey Morell '13, Atlanta, Ga., majoring in chemical and biological engineering with a certificate in the Woodrow Wilson School

Graduate Student

Chad P. Maisel GS, Princeton, N.J., Masters in Public Affairs candidate in the Woodrow Wilson School

University Staff 

Clayton K. Marsh '85, deputy dean of the college