Through a significant gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity has been established at Princeton University.
The center – named after 2001 Princeton alum Emma Bloomberg – will integrate Princeton’s college access and opportunity initiatives and be a research and innovation hub.
Programs to be expanded and integrated into the center include the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI); the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP); the University’s Program for Transfer, Non-Traditional and Veterans Students; the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program; the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP); and the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP).
“The Emma Bloomberg Center will help develop candidates from groups underrepresented in academia by collaborating with the national Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and Princeton’s Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows program to bolster, develop and spearhead initiatives in service of this work,” said Princeton officials.
Dr. Khristina Gonzalez, associate dean of the college and director of Programs for Access and Inclusion and director of the Freshman Scholars Institute, will be the Bob Peck ’88 Director of the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity.