The Spotlight articles showcase events and activities related to the diverse programs and offices within the Office of the Dean of the College.


Freshaman Families Weekend Image

Princeton University celebrated Freshman Families Weekend on Oct. 13-15 with lively discussions and opportunities for students to share their new Princeton home with family members.

Vrinda Madan (center) and her parents, Alka Madan and Atul Madan, gather for Tiger Harvest on Poe Field for food, fun and music.

Photo credited to Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications
2017 Opening Prize Winners

Princeton undergraduates honored for their academic achievements at 2017 Opening Exercises gather on Sunday, September 13, with President Christopher L. Eisgruber (standing at right) and Dean of the College Jill Dolan (standing at left). The students seated left to right are: Matthew Tyler, Kyle Berlin and Grace Sommers. The students standing left to right are: Sally Jiao and Yanjun Yang.

Photo credited to Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

PTI Portraits by Sameer Khan

The Office of the Dean of the College is pleased to announce that the Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) has become part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, effective September 1, 2017. The move is intended to better support PTI’s many volunteer instructors, who teach college courses to incarcerated students. In conjunction with the organizational change, Jenny Greene has been named faculty director and Torey Wilson has been promoted to administrative director for the program.

Photo credited to Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy

Karen Krahulik

Karen Krahulik, whose career has focused on academic and co-curricular initiatives at top U.S. universities, has been named senior associate dean for international programs and experiential learning at Princeton University. Krahulik, a 1991 Princeton alumna, will start her new role Aug. 28.

Article by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

Photo credited to Danielle Alio, Office of Communications


Todd Kent

The Office of the Dean of the College is pleased to announce that Todd Kent will be the director of the Program in Teacher Preparation/Teacher Certification, effective July 17, 2017. Kent will provide leadership for the program, which has been reorganized to focus primarily on teacher certification and various outreach initiatives to local school districts.

Photo credited to Mike Schwartz

FelderSnipes and Klugman

The Office of the Dean of the College is pleased to announce the promotions of Jason Klugman and QuinnShauna Felder-Snipes, effective July 1, 2017. Jason Klugman is now dedicated full time to his role as director of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), reporting to Dean of the College Jill Dolan. QuinnShauna Felder-Snipes is now the assistant director for college counseling and scholar development.

QuinnShauna Felder-Snipes (left) and Jason Klugman (right)

Photo credited to Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy

ENV 200 logo

With generous funding from the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education (the Innovation Fund), a new course called the "Environmental Nexus" debuted in the 2017 spring semester. The premise of the “Environmental Nexus” is that the undergraduates of today will be left to deal with the future effects of the global environmental crisis, particularly climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and food and water shortages.

Winners of Staff Essay Contest

The 2016-2017 Princeton Writes essay contest invited University staff to share their thoughts on something they believe is overlooked or underappreciated at Princeton. Matt Eaton, IT Manager for the Office of Admission was one of this year's honorees!

Pictured at the Princeton University Art Museum, from left, Princeton Writes Essay Contest honorees Tom Dunne, Jon Horowitz, Gwen McNamara, and Matt Eaton.

Photo: David Kelly Crow

From left to right: J. Nicole Shelton, College Head of Butler, Clancy Rowley, College Head of Rocky, and Sandie Bermann, College Head of Whitman, celebrating 2017 Commencement. 

From left to right: Dean Elizabeth Colagiuri, Dean Claire Fowler, Dean Jill Dolan and Dean Khristina Gonzalez celebrate 2017 Commencement