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Robert F. Goheen was the president of Princeton University from July 1957 until March 1971. The fifteen years of his presidency span a period of immense growth and change at the University.

During Goheen's term as president a vigorous building campaign nearly doubled the square footage of occupied space on campus, the faculty grew from under 500 to 700, which included an additional 20 endowed chairs, and the annual budget quadrupled from $20 to $80 million. The undergraduate enrollment increased by a third to almost 4,000 due to active recruitment among minority students and the admission of women students in 1969. In addition, the number of graduate students more than doubled. The recruitment of minorities and the introduction of coeducation were only some of the ways in which the Goheen administration responded to the changing social and political climate of the 1960s. Among other measures, students were given more opportunities to be involved in the decision making processes on campus.

From the description of Office of the President records: Robert F. Goheen, 1924-1978. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 84675488

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New Jersey
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United States
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Universities and colleges--Administration
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
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