Princeton University's 20th president calls U.S. higher education 'a beacon to the world' at his installation ceremony

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

“America’s colleges and universities are a beacon to the world. Parents around the globe dream of sending their children here, scholars dream of landing a place here and nations dream of creating universities like America’s.”

Those were the words of Christopher Eisgruber as he was officially installed as the 20th president of Princeton University today on the front lawn of Nassau Hall.

Eisgruber, a 1983 graduate of the Ivy League school, was elected president on April 23 and took office on July 1. Today’s installation was ceremonial.

During his inaugural speech, Eisgruber spoke of his vision for higher education across all colleges and universities and not just Princeton University.

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