Elisabeth Donahue, Former Executive Director of the Future of Children

Feb. 8, 2021

The acting Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) announced today that Elisabeth Hirschhorn Donahue, Associate Dean for Public Affairs and Communications at the School will retire from her current position to join the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) as Chief of Staff under the incoming Chair of the CEA, former Dean of SPIA, Cecilia Rouse.

Donahue served the Princeton community for over 20 years. As noted, her most recent service was as Associate Dean of Public Affairs and Communications at SPIA. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Future of Children, a journal published by Princeton's Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) and the Brookings Institution. Donahue began her tenure with the journal when it first came to Princeton/Brookings. She was instrumental in helping Sara McLanahan, the editor-in-chief and Christina Paxon, Cecilia Rouse, Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill, the senior editors, to build the journal into a tool for policy makers, practitioners and professors, enabling them to bring to light the issues that face our children daily.

CRCW would like to congratulate Elisabeth Donahue and Cecilia Rouse and wish them all the best as they serve on the Biden Administration.