Success — and only success

Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber '83 has met few setbacks in his life, but his image is not his concern.
Teddy Schleifer
The Daily Princetonian
Princeton, NJ

“There are all sorts of politicians who have colorful personal lives. I don’t.”

Christopher Eisgruber ’83 graduated at the top of the world’s best universities and climbed to the top of his favorite one. He is, by all accounts, a family-first husband and father, a role model even for his friends, a brilliant thinker, a dry wit and a kind soul. A former boss of his once wondered jokingly if he was so perfect that he was a fraud.

Eisgruber, when asked about his life struggles, mentioned receiving a C in freshman year physics.

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