University | 2:20 pm | April 21, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

Princeton promotes provost to president

Princeton University announced today that current Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber will assume leadership of the school in the fall.

The choice marks the completion of the third Ivy League presidential search this year — as well as the third selection of a provost — following November appointments of Provost Peter Salovey and University of Michigan Provost Philip Hanlon to the presidencies of Yale and Dartmouth College, respectively.

Eisgruber graduated from Princeton in 1983 and served as director of the university’s Program in Law and Public Affairs before becoming the provost in 2004.

“I strongly endorse the judgment of the search committee that there is no one better qualified than Chris Eisgruber to serve as Princeton’s 20th president,” Princeton President Shirley Tilghman said in a Sunday press release.

The presidential search commenced when Tilghman told the Princeton community on Sept. 22 she would step down at the end of the 2012-’13 academic year.

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