Adrianne Nagy DaPonte, a longtime editor and writer and a Princeton alumna, has been named special assistant for communications and research in the Office of the President. DaPonte will start March 7.
DaPonte is a senior writing specialist for Brown University's Division of Advancement, where she has worked since 2006. She has extensive writing, editing and research experience for various educational and nonprofit organizations, and also has taught religion and ethics at the high school and college levels.
"I'm delighted that Adrianne Nagy DaPonte has agreed to join my staff," President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. "Her graceful writing, her experience at Brown and her deep appreciation of Princeton's culture make her superbly qualified for the position she is taking."
DaPonte earned her bachelor's degree in religion from Princeton in 1987. She has a master of divinity from Harvard Divinity School and a master's degree in ethics from Boston College.
As special assistant for communications and research, DaPonte will assist Eisgruber in preparing addresses, articles and other communication materials. She will manage the website for the Office of the President and collaborate with other communications professionals inside and outside the University with regard to the president's written or spoken words, photos and videos, and social media. She will also help to support and advance strategic priorities and presidential initiatives.
"I am thrilled to be returning to my alma mater after nearly 30 years," DaPonte said. "The passage of time has only deepened my appreciation for this institution, which has continued to grow and develop in remarkable ways. I am very much looking forward to working as a part of President Eisgruber's team to help advance Princeton's mission of service to nation and world."
DaPonte's work at Brown has included managing presidential correspondence related to advancement and fundraising, creating presidential pieces for annual reports and promotional materials, and writing annual stewardship reports for the department.
Before her time at Brown, DaPonte served as a translation editor for the St. Gabriel Institute for Theology of Religions in Austria, and as a research assistant at Boston College's Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. She has taught at Boston College, Labouré College in Milton, Massachusetts, and other schools. DaPonte also was a Princeton-in-Asia fellow in Macau.