For the second time in about a month, an Ivy League president has announced their retirement at the end of the school year. Dr. Shirley M. Tilghman — president of Princeton University since 2001 — will join Yale’s Richard Levin as former presidents at the end of the academic year.
The New York Times — in its report of Dr. Tilghman’s retirement — said that her administration had “raised vast amounts of money. The last capital campaign, begun and completed in difficult economic times, brought in $1.88 billion.”
Dr. Tilghman took office in June 2001, the second of three women to be named as an Ivy president in a one-month span. The others were Judith Rodin at Penn and Ruth Simmons at Brown.