As the deputy for safety and administration and chief of staff in the Office of the Executive Vice President, Laura Strickler engages in a broad range of strategic and tactical activities that assist the executive vice president in her duties as the chief operating officer of the University. She has provided leadership in areas ranging from critical infrastructure to fire response risk mitigation to enterprise risk management, and has stewarded several enterprise-level initiatives to refine administrative processes and advance University priorities.
In addition to leading the administrative planning team, Laura works closely with the heads of Environmental Health and Safety and the Department of Public Safety to advance health, safety, security and emergency preparedness priorities.
Laura has worked in a number of departments at the University for more than 20 years, including serving as the inaugural associate director for administration at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, where she led the center’s first strategic planning process with its faculty executive committee. She has also held positions in the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology.
Laura received a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in English and art history from William Smith College. In addition to her work at the University, she serves as vice chair of the Princeton Federal Credit Union’s board of directors.