On June 20, PUP Director Peter Dougherty was elected to serve as president of the Association of American University Presses. From the AAUP:
“On June 20, 2012, Princeton University Press director Peter Dougherty assumed leadership of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Dougherty will serve a one-year term as the Association’s president. He succeeds MaryKatherine Callaway, director of Louisiana State University Press, who will remain on the AAUP board of directors.”
He has served on the AAUP board of directors since 2009, as well as sitting on the boards for the Association of American Publishers and the Princeton Public Library Foundation. In his inaugural address at the 2012 AAUP Annual Meeting in Chicago, he described the important role technology will play in the global university press:
“In a digital culture that granulates knowledge, books synthesize it. [...] In a digital culture that disaggregates community, books catalyze it. The far-ranging discussions that careen around the web need to be structured, situated, and brought to center. Books provide this anchor.”
You can read the full announcement on the AAUP web site. Congratulations Mr. Dougherty!