President Eisgruber provides update on 'state of the University'

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber updated the campus community about progress on goals identified through the strategic planning process and reflected on issues facing the University in a letter sent today to faculty, staff and students. Eisgruber said his first President's Letter was an opportunity to highlight ongoing initiatives and discuss priorities for the coming year.

"Last year, the University's Board of Trustees issued a strategic framework that set forth a vision for Princeton's future. In the 12 months since we published that document, I have had numerous opportunities to discuss it with faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends of the University," Eisgruber said in his letter. "Multiple people have recommended that I provide the University community with an annual update that describes our progress and reflects on major issues confronting the University. I'm delighted to do so, and with this letter, I begin that practice."

Eisgruber's message focused on the rapidly increasing socioeconomic diversity of undergraduates, the implementation of strategic planning recommendations, and how the University supports ongoing and new initiatives through the endowment and fundraising.

Eisgruber will talk about the state of the University and invite questions at two events this month: The annual town hall meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20, in Friend Center, Room 101, that is open to all members of the University community; and a town hall meeting for staff members at 2 p.m. Feb. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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