DEBORAH PRENTICE, chair of the psychology department, became dean of the faculty July 1. Prentice, who began teaching at the University in 1988, co-chaired the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity.
LISA JACKSON *86, former administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and now Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives, is one of nine alumni who joined the University’s board of trustees July 1. Others are:
HEATHER GERKEN ’91, a law professor at Yale Law School.
PAUL HAAGA JR. ’70, a member of NPR’s board of directors and retired board chairman of Capital Research and Management Co.
YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS ’87, a U.S. district judge for the Northern District of California.
C. KIM GOODWIN ’81, an investment adviser and former managing director and head of equities for Credit Suisse’s Asset Management Division.
MITCHELL JULIS ’77, co-chair and co-CEO of Canyon Partners, an asset-management firm.
ANTHONY LEE ’79, a private investor and director of Aberon Pty Ltd.
BRIAN REILLY ’14, a Princeton in Latin America fellow, elected as young alumni trustee.
BRADFORD SMITH ’81, general counsel and executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs for Microsoft.
Literary historian and critic A. WALTON LITZ Jr. ’51, who served on the English department faculty from 1956 to 1993, died June 4 in Princeton. Litz was author or editor of more than 20 collections of literary criticism, including major editions of Pound, Joyce, and Eliot. He chaired the English department from 1974 to 1981 and directed the Program in Creative Writing from 1990 to 1992. A Rhodes scholar, Litz was a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, an NEH senior fellow, and a Guggenheim fellow.
Music professor emeritus JAMES K. RANDALL *58 died of heart failure May 28 at his Princeton home. He was 84. A composer, music theorist, and author, Randall dubbed himself “one of the granddaddies of electronic music.” His collaboration with Bell Labs led to the development of a flexible performance program that enabled musicians to design “instruments” and assemble whatever “orchestra” they needed. Randall, who served on the faculty from 1958 to 1991, published widely and was a founder of the journal Perspectives of New Music.