As a graduate alumna, I have a profound sense of the value of a Princeton graduate education, and I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve as dean of the Graduate School. I know firsthand just how a Princeton graduate education can transform one's life, introducing one to the sheer joy of understanding and of creating knowledge. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with President Eisgruber, Provost Prentice, the terrific team at the Graduate School, and all our colleagues and students around campus to advance the mission of Princeton's Graduate School.
The Graduate School is nurturing not only the faculty of the future, but also those creative intellects who will go on to make vibrant contributions in other ways to our public intellectual, cultural and economic flourishing. The attainment of a graduate degree from Princeton manifests the capacity for the disciplined creativity and sharp intellectual focus that is ever more significant in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.
As we look to the future of graduate education in a changing world, the partnership and support of our graduate alumni are needed more than ever. Your exceptional contributions to academia, industry, public service, the arts, and myriad other avenues are a never-ending source of inspiration to our students and to us all.
I very much look forward to working with you to enhance graduate education at Princeton.
Sarah-Jane Leslie *07
Dean of the Graduate School