Christopher Eisgruber '88 Named President of Princeton University

Excerpted from NYTimes.com

Princeton University announced on Sunday that Christopher L. Eisgruber, a constitutional scholar who has been the university’s provost for nine years, would be its next president...

The announcement followed a six-month search. Mr. Eisgruber — who graduated from the university in 1983 and returned as a professor in 2001 before becoming its No. 2 officer — will start on July 1, becoming the university’s 20th president.

“Chris Eisgruber has all of the qualities we were looking for in Princeton’s next president,” Kathryn A. Hall, the chairwoman of the board of trustees, said in a statement...

A native of Corvallis, Ore., Mr. Eisgruber majored in physics at Princeton and spent two years as a Rhodes scholar before studying law at the University of Chicago. He was a clerk at the Supreme Court for Justice John Paul Stevens and taught at New York University Law School before returning to Princeton in 2001 as a professor of public affairs and director of its program in law and public affairs...

Mr. Eisgruber’s wife, Lori A. Martin [UChicagoLaw class of '88], is a partner in the New York office of the law firm Wilmer Hale. Their son, Danny, is a freshman at Princeton High School.

Read the rest of the article here, and read a Record profile of Chris Eisgruber from 2008.