Treby Williams, who has worked in Princeton University's Office of the Executive Vice President since 2007, has been named acting executive vice president. The appointment by President Shirley M. Tilghman is effective June 8, a day after Executive Vice President Mark Burstein departs to become president of Lawrence University.
Williams is currently assistant vice president for safety and administrative planning. She is expected to serve as acting executive vice president for several months until the University completes a search for a new executive vice president.
The executive vice president oversees the areas of audit and compliance, campus life, facilities, human resources, public safety and university services.
"I am delighted that Treby Williams has agreed to serve as the University's acting executive vice president," said Provost and President-elect Christopher L. Eisgruber. "Treby has the knowledge, the talent and the integrity needed to do this demanding job well, and her extensive experience in the Office of the Executive Vice President will help to ensure a smooth transition. I look forward to working with her."
Before joining the Office of the Executive Vice President, Williams was director of the University's Office of Development Priorities for two years.
Previously, Williams was an assistant U.S. attorney in the southern district of New York and the district of New Jersey from 1992 to 2004. She also worked for three years for Coudert Brothers in London and New York.
Williams is a 1984 Princeton graduate and also earned a law degree from New York University.