EHS Director Izzo Elevated to AVP Position

Apr. 14, 2021

EHS Executive Director Robin Izzo will be promoted to Assistant Vice President for EHS, effective July 1, 2021. The move is part of a reorganization of the executive vice president’s office at Princeton University. 

The AVPs of EHS and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will report directly to Laura Strickler, who will become Deputy Vice President and Chief of Staff under Executive Vice President Treby Williams.

The reorganization recognizes the increasing importance of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety to campus operations and policy around public health, workplace and research safety, training, technical support, safety compliance and emergency management.

Emergency Preparedness, under recently-hired Assistant Director Derek Ziegler, will constitute its own entity, sitting in EHS and reporting directly to Izzo. Public Safety continues to manage emergency first response. Izzo and the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety will continue to co-chair the Emergency Management Group.

“I am excited for these changes,” Izzo says. “We will will maintain a close relationship  with the EVP. I have been working directly with Laura Strickler for several years, and she is an excellent advocate for environmental, health, safety and emergency management.”

Current Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Paul Ominsky is retiring June 1. The position was recently posted, and a recruiting firm has begun a national search for a replacement.