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Meet Rodney Priestley, The Engineer Who Was Just Appointed Dean Of Princeton University’s Graduate School

Rodney Priestley has worked his way from engineer to dean. In a press release, it was announced that Princeton University’s Graduate School has appointed Rodney Priestley as its dean, following just two years after Priestley became the vice dean for innovation at the prestigious university. “My interest in becoming dean of Princeton’s Graduate School originates with my own personal experience of graduate school,” said Rodney Priestley, according to a press release. “The mentorship, encouragement and support I received has enabled every goal I have reached throughout my career. My advisers’ belief in me has always inspired me to give back to others to whatever extent possible.” He added: “I’m really, really excited to be able to serve a wide range of graduate students, and hopefully impact their graduate education in a manner that they have an experience that’s as good as the one that I did.”

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 10, 2022

Meet Nicholas Johnson, the First Black Valedictorian in Princeton’s 274-Year History

Students all over the country have had to adjust to the new normal in addition to being uprooted from their respective schools and colleges mid-semester. Class of 2020 has especially endured their fair share of hardships over the last two months, but still, they persevered and crossed the finish line. As college graduates all over celebrate this exciting chapter of their lives, Princeton University’s Nicholas Johnson is celebrating a major accomplishment of his own. The university revealed Johnson made history for the class of 2020 and Princeton being named the school’s first Black valedictorian on April 27. Nicholas Johnson, an operations research and financial engineering concentrator from Montreal, has been named valedictorian of #Princeton20 . Congratulations, Nicholas! 👏 — Princeton University (@Princeton) April 27, 2020 The operations research and financial engineering major is also the first valedictorian in his department’s 21-year history,...

Njera Perkins

May 8, 2020