Strickler appointed executive director for administrative planning

Laura Strickler

Laura Strickler

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Strickler appointed executive director for administrative planning

Laura Strickler, associate director for administration at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment since 2011, has been named executive director for administrative planning in the Office of the Executive Vice President at Princeton University.

The appointment was announced Tuesday, Feb. 4, by Executive Vice President Treby Williams, to whom Strickler will report.

"Laura Strickler has an unwavering commitment to excellence in all that she does and a deep dedication to serving the University," Williams said, noting that Strickler received the President's Achievement Award in 2013 for exceptional performance. "Laura's achievements at the Andlinger Center, which included leading the center's first strategic planning process with its faculty executive committee, are emblematic of the outstanding work she has done in every position that she has held at Princeton over the last 18 years. I am very pleased that Laura is returning to the Office of the Executive Vice President as its executive director."

Prior to joining the Andlinger Center, Strickler was associate director for administrative planning on the executive vice president staff from 2006 to 2011.

In her new role effective March 3, Strickler will work closely with officers and other senior administrators to implement major University initiatives, lead cross-University projects, and represent the Office of the Executive Vice President on University committees and working groups. She will also supervise two associate directors for administrative planning and an associate director for emergency preparedness planning, who occupies a three-year term position. 

As Strickler takes up her new role, she will support the Andlinger Center in its transition to a new associate director for administration, a position for which applications are currently being accepted.

Strickler joined the University in 1996 in the Office of Human Resources and has held a variety of positions, including project coordinator and process improvement coordinator, in the Office of Information Technology. She is on the board of the Princeton Federal Credit Union and served from 2010 to 2012 on the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer's finance advisory council.

From 1994 to 1995, she was assistant director of admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.

Strickler has a master's degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in English and art history from William Smith College.