Joann Mitchell will join the University on July 1 as vice president and chief of staff, filling the position recently vacated by Pedro Ramos. Mitchell is currently vice provost for administration at Princeton, where she manages the Priorities Committee, which consists of faculty, staff and students, and which recommends the operating budget and sets all departmental budgets. Mitchell also oversees Princeton’s policies on equal opportunity and affirmative action and has worked on the President’s Task Force on health and Well-Being.
Before she was recruited to Princeton in 1993, Mitchell served as Penn’s director of affirmative action for seven years. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Davidson College and a law degree from Vanderbilt University.
New position for Prasad
Lisa Prasad, who is currently serving as interim director of budget and administration in the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services, has been named to the newly created post of associate vice president for business administration in the division. The new position consolidates the oversight of the division’s financial and administrative functions.
Prasad held positions in the Office of Budget and Management Analysis, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Business Services prior to joining Facilities.
Originally published on April 15, 2004