As one of the few graduate alums to head a major Princeton alumni association (the Princeton Club of India, or PCI), I am glad to see the University beginning to re-engage more strongly with its graduate alumni (Campus Notebook, July 6). However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and I think substantive change will only come about when there are more graduate alumni on the Board of Trustees. The commission was entirely right in recommending a 25 percent target for the board, and I hope that this is eventually achieved. The PCI actually won an APGA Regional Association Award in 2010 for our efforts to more fully engage graduate alumni: Do check out the awards section on our website, http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~pcindia/index.html.
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