Hisashi Kobayashi *67, Princeton’s engineering dean during an era of expansion in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died March 9. He was 84. Kobayashi, who received his Ph.D. from the electrical engineering department, spent 19 years leading research projects at IBM before returning to the School of Engineering and Applied Science as dean in 1986. He also taught electrical engineering courses for more than two decades. During Kobayashi’s five years as dean, the school established new interdisciplinary centers and the permanent engineering faculty grew by nearly 30%, according to a biography published in 2008, the year he transferred to emeritus status.
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John T. “Jack” Osander ’57, the director of admission who selected Princeton’s first undergraduate women, died March 24 at age 87. A former Triangle Club president, he taught English and theater in high schools before returning to the University as an admission officer in 1963, according to a family obituary. Osander led the admission office from 1966 to 1971, playing a key role in the early years of coeducation and overseeing efforts to recruit and enroll undergraduates from diverse racial and economic backgrounds.