[Posted: 4/29/24] Announcement

April 29, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

In February, I wrote to share with you that Debby Foster, University Services Deputy Vice President, would lead our residential portfolio and strategy, with Dorian Johnson and Tracy Mansour reporting to her. I began a search right away for a new Assistant Vice President to lead the Campus Services leadership team, which includes David Burden (Print, Mail, and Trademark Licensing Services), Eric Hamblin (Campus Connections), Nick Robinson (Campus Support Services), Charlie Tennyson (Transportation & Parking Services), and Karen Vaughan (Conference & Event Services).

I am pleased to announce that following a highly competitive search process that yielded a field of impressive candidates, Charlie Tennyson has accepted the offer to serve as the next Assistant Vice President for Campus Services. Charlie will begin his new role on June 1, following end-of-year Commencement and Reunions activities. He will begin a national search for the next Executive Director for Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) right away.

Charlie came to Princeton in 2016 as the inaugural Deputy Director for TPS to manage the University’s parking, transit, and commuter services. He served in that role for five years before being selected as the Director for TPS as part of a national search in 2021, and was recently promoted to Executive Director to lead the University’s fleet program and advance multijurisdictional mobility plans. Under Charlie’s leadership, the TPS team has produced a nationally recognized commuter benefits program with record levels of participation, the University’s first Campus Mobility Framework in service to the greater Campus Plan, and a transit system with growing ridership serviced by a zero-emissions fleet.

During the interview process, the search committee and I were impressed by Charlie’s ability to bring operational and programmatic ideas from concept through to implementation in support of University-wide initiatives, as well as his genuine passion for and commitment to the University community.

I look forward to supporting Charlie and the highly skilled and dedicated leaders and teams at Print, Mail, and Trademark Licensing Services, Campus Connections, Campus Support Services, Transportation & Parking Services, and Conference & Event Services as they continue to step up to meet a historic moment of growth and change on Princeton’s campus.

Please join me in congratulating Charlie as he embarks on this new chapter with us.



Chad L. Klaus
Vice President
University Services