Laura Strickler ’94 has been selected as the associate director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. According to a press release issued by Princeton, Strickler is a university administrator with a 15-year record of managing complex projects and large budgets and improving administrative processes. In her new position, she will work closely with the founding director, Emily Carter, to execute policy and strategic direction for the Center, which is dedicated to research and teaching in sustainable energy development, energy conservation and related environmental areas. Specifically, she will be responsible for financial management, staff supervision, academic management and facilities management.
Strickler joins the center from the Office of the Executive Vice President at Princeton, where she has held the title of associate director for administrative planning since 2006. Prior to that, she was assistant director of admissions at HWS. When she joined Princeton in 1996, she held positions of increasing responsibility in the Office of Human Resources, the Office of the Vice President and Secretary and in the Office of Information Technology.
“I am delighted to have found such a multi-talented person with such extensive University experience in Laura Strickler to be my partner in the years ahead as we cultivate and expand our research and educational activities in energy and the environment here at Princeton,” Carter said. “Laura’s infectious enthusiasm, roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic and expertise in organizational dynamics and strategic planning made her the perfect choice.”
Working with Executive Vice President Mark Burstein, Strickler has been a key person in working to increase efficiency, modernize operations and enhance infrastructure for the overall University. The work has involved extensive budget analysis, including Strickler’s recent service as primary staffer and secretary of the University’s Cost Savings Working Group.
Strickler earned her B.A. in English and art history from William Smith College. While a student, she was a member of William Smith Congress and was named to the Dean’s List. She was also a Helen Heath Scholar. She went on to earn a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Andlinger Center was established in 2008 through a gift of $100 million from international business leader Gerhard Andlinger, a member of Princeton’s class of 1952.
Most of the information cited above was issued by Princeton University in a press release.