James Yeh ’87 and his wife, Jaimie Yeh
Simmons University

One of two nearly completed residential colleges will be named Yeh College, recognizing a major gift by James Yeh ’87 and his wife, Jaimie Yeh, the University announced in May. President Eisgruber ’83 said the gift “propels Princeton forward in its mission to offer a transformative educational experience to more students.” The two colleges will enable the University to expand the undergraduate student body by about 10 percent. 

Located south of Poe Field, Yeh College and its neighbor, New College West, will open their doors to students in August. “When the University announced that it would seek to expand the number of students who could be offered a Princeton education as part of the Venture Forward campaign, we were immediately excited to lend our support,” said James Yeh, a member of the Board of Trustees and one of the three co-chairs of the campaign’s executive steering committee. Yeh, a physics major at Princeton who later pursued a career in finance, recently retired as president and co-chief investment officer of Citadel. 

In April, the University revealed that one of the dormitories in the college will be named Mannion Hall, in recognition of a major gift from Martin J. Mannion ’81 and his wife, Tristin Mannion. Martin Mannion is the chairman of Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm based in Boston. Tristin Mannion is an adviser to the Martin J. & Tristin Mannion Charitable Trust. 

The University did not disclose the amounts of the two gifts.