Quiñones named speechwriter to President Eisgruber


Eric Quiñones

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Eric Quiñones, the associate vice president for communications at Franklin & Marshall College and a former managing editor at Princeton University's Office of Communications, has been named speechwriter for Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber. Quiñones will start his new position Aug. 21.

"I am delighted that Eric Quiñones will be returning to Princeton," Eisgruber said. "His writing skills are well known on campus and beyond, and I am very pleased that he will be joining my staff."

Quiñones joined the Princeton staff in 2002 and served in a variety of roles in the Office of Communications, including interim director and managing editor of news and editorial services; managing editor of the Princeton University Bulletin faculty-staff newspaper; senior writer; interim media relations manager; and media relations officer.

Quiñones worked since August 2012 at Franklin & Marshall, where he managed daily operations in the Office of College Communications.

As speechwriter, Quiñones will work directly with Eisgruber on the preparation of speeches, reports, statements, articles, correspondence and other communications.

The former speechwriter and assistant to President Shirley M. Tilghman, John S. Weeren, now directs the Princeton Writes program in the Office of Human Resources.  

Quiñones earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and history from Indiana University. Earlier in his career, he worked as a national business writer for The Associated Press in New York; as a senior writer and editor for Syclo LLC in Barrington, Ill.; and as a freelance writer for The New York Times, The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.; Indiana University Alumni magazine, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Sony Corp., among others.