The Francis J. Carey, Jr. Lecture series brings Gilman students and the extended School community face-to-face with deans of admission from LEADING colleges and universities. 

This extraordinary year marks the inaugural Francis J. Carey, Jr. lecture in a series designed to connect Gilman boys and our community with deans of admission from leading colleges and universities through their presentations on admissions, leadership, and inspiring accomplishment.

Our 2020 Carey Lecture will take place virtually on Friday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. We are honored to welcome Princeton University Dean of Admission Karen Richardson as the guest speaker. Join us for Dean Richardson’s presentation followed by a participant-led Q&A. 

Kindly register and submit your questions in advance by Monday, October 19, 2020. A webinar link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.


    Meet 2020 Carey Lecture Speaker, Dean Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson, 2020 Carey Lecture Speaker
Dean of Admission, Princeton University
Karen Richardson became dean of admission at Princeton University on July 1, 2019 and serves on the president’s cabinet. She is responsible for articulating the University’s mission to prospective students and their families. Dean Richardson works closely with all University constituencies and a 44-person staff, and acts as spokesperson for the admission office and for the University on admission matters.
Dean Richardson, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1993, served as dean of admission at Tufts University from 2016 to 2019. During her 11-year tenure at Tufts, she served as director of diversity recruitment and director of the then newly created Office of Graduate Admissions. Her career in admission began here at Princeton in 2002 when she served as an assistant dean.
Dean Richardson’s work in education extends into the K-12 sphere as she served as deputy superintendent in the Boston Public School system with direct responsibility for the Office of Family and Community Engagement. She holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has been a member of the board of directors for The Common Application since 2018.

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