Ruth Simmons, Outgoing Brown President, Named To Princeton Board Of Trustees

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The outgoing president of Brown University has been named to the board of trustees at Princeton University.

Ruth Simmons will serve a four-year term on the New Jersey Ivy League school's 40-member board, beginning July 1. Princeton also announced six other new trustees on Tuesday.

Simmons is stepping down at the end of the month after serving as Brown's president since 2001. She was the first African-American president of an Ivy League school.

Before joining Brown, Simmons served as president of Smith College in Massachusetts and in various positions at Princeton, including vice provost.

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