Princeton AlumniCorps names new executive director

Caryn Tomljanovich
Caryn Tomljanovich

Caryn Tomljanovich has been named the new executive director of the Princeton AlumniCorps. She began her new position on July 1.

The Princeton AlumniCorps, which was incorporated as Princeton Project 55, Inc. back in 1989, is an independent nonprofit organization that mobilizes people, organizations, and networks for the public good. The AlumniCorps has grown into a multi-generational network of alumni of all ages and collegiate affiliations and nonprofit organizations working to build communities and deepen their social impact.

Tomljanovich was most recently the director of programs and strategy at AlumniCorps and replaces Kef Kasdin, who moved to San Francisco for personal reasons and will retain the volunteer role of president of AlumniCorps.

“I’m thrilled to pass the baton to Caryn Tomljanovich as executive director,” Kasdin said. “She brings not only considerable experience, wisdom, and commitment to the role but also a deep knowledge of all AlumniCorps programs and extensive connections to the AlumniCorps network.”

Since 2013, Tomljanovich has worked to grow theAlumiCorps, expanding the organization’s projects and creating a Project 55 Fellows retreat last year. Leaders of the organization said she has worked to build relationships with Project 55 partner organizations as well as a stronger civic engagement curriculum for Project 55 Fellows. She has also created programming focused on immigration issues, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

A native of East Windsor, Tomljanovich holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Connecticut College and a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on community development from Rockefeller College at the State University of New York (Albany). She also holds a certificate in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Cornell University.

“Our work in strengthening the nonprofit sector, providing opportunities for civic engagement, and developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders to work towards a more equitable and just society is critically relevant to where we are as a society,” Tomljanovich said. “I am excited to work with the board and staff on the next chapter in our growth and development and the impact we can see in our communities.”