President Eisgruber’s Annual State of the University Letter, 2022

Feb. 7, 2022

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber sent his annual State of the University letter to faculty, students and staff on Thursday, Feb. 3, honoring the Princeton community’s resilience and looking ahead to new dimensions for the University’s mission and impact.

By the Office of Communications

President Christopher L. Eisgruber

In his annual State of the University letter, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber highlights the University’s mission-driven plans for growth in 2022 and beyond.

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Eisgruber wrote: “Princeton is the great University that we know today precisely because of its willingness to think deeply at critical moments about how best to understand the core elements of its mission and how to extend them into a changing future.”

To provide opportunities for community discussion of the topics in the letter, Eisgruber will discuss the letter and invite questions at two open meetings this month.

• All students, faculty and members of the broader University community are invited to join the upcoming meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), which will take place 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, in the Frist Multipurpose Room. In the question and answer period for this meeting, priority will be given to council members and to student questioners.

• A Town Hall for University staff members will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Richardson Auditorium. The University will provide employees with paid release time so they can attend this meeting during normal work hours, subject to supervisory approval in order to maintain normal operations.

The State of the University letter is available as a pdf and can be viewed in its entirety on the Princeton University website.