Rich Holland ’96 Named President of the Alumni Association

Rich Holland at podium

Holland has been following his passion to grow Princeton alumni engagement since he walked out of FitzRandolph Gate in the spring of 1996. He only had to be asked once to help organize Young Alumni happy hours in Washington D.C. back in 1996, and there was no turning back from there. He is convinced that both students and alumni alike would enjoy more engagement with the University and can benefit from a gentle orange nudge.

“I recall walking the campus as a student and feeling overcome by all that was at my fingertips, whether it was the world-renowned speakers coming to campus or student-run programming. Despite making a decent ‘college try’ to take in all that I could, I know that I fell very short. Well, 20+ years later, still trying to right that wrong, I am hopeful that I can have even the slightest positive impact on how Princeton's great alumni body engages with the University.”

In June 2019, Holland was named president of the Alumni Association and chair of the Alumni Council. Prior to his role, he was vice chair and served on the boards of the Princeton Club of Georgia and the Princeton Club of Washington DC for more than 15 years, including as President, Treasurer, Asst. Treasurer, Alumni Schools Co-Chair, PPRR Co-Chair, and Young Alumni Coordinator. He also served as the Chair of the Alumni Council’s Committee on Regional Associations. 

Holland lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife, Meredith, and three children. He enjoys the beach with his family and coaching his three kids in baseball.