Princeton University Seeks to Strengthen Ties to Its Black Alumni

A new initiative at Princeton University is aimed at persuading black alumni to become more involved with the university. “Connect: A Black Alumni Leadership Initiative” was unveiled at a recent reunion at which 650 black alumni convened on the Princeton campus. It is estimated that there are now 3,300 black alumni of Princeton.

The initiative will seek to raise $4 million from black alumni and to encourage black graduates of Princeton to become more involved with the university and its alumni associations.

Connect will be under the direction of Brent Henry, a 1969 graduate and trustee emeritus, and Dennis Brownlee, a 1974 alumnus and current member of the board of trustees.