Patrick Carroll, Associate Director and Controller of Princeton University Press, is the recipient of the prestigious Constituency Award, presented annually by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).
Carroll was recognized by AAUP at the Association’s Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver June 25-29. Since 1991, AAUP member presses have selected an annual honoree to receive the Constituency Award, presented to a press staff member who has demonstrated active leadership and service to the Association and the university press community.
Carroll was nominated by colleagues within the scholarly publishing field for his service on the AAUP board of directors, including two terms as Treasurer, during a “time of many changes for the university press community,” as one nominating letter pointed out.
In announcing the honoree at the AAUP Annual Meeting, Lynne Withey, Director of the University of California Press and AAUP President-Elect, shared the comments of colleagues who wrote in support of Carroll’s nomination. “He’s been a tireless and effective member of the board, serving to cast a gimlet-eyed view on the hard numbers that underlie the association’s well-being, and educating many of us as to the implications of actions contemplated and taken,” wrote one colleague who served with Carroll on the AAUP board.
Carroll oversaw a number of changes to the Association’s finances and internal management that left AAUP in a strong position to weather the recent economical downturn and serve its members. As another nominator noted, “Not only as Treasurer, but as a thoughtful and engaged participant in all Board discussions, Pat materially contributed to the strength of AAUP.”Carroll has more than 20 years of experience in the book publishing industry. Before coming to the Princeton University Press 11 years ago, his career began at McGraw-Hill where he was the International Treasurer, then Group Controller of the Asia, Australia Group. He later became Controller of the Professional and Reference Division. In 1988 Mr. Carroll left McGraw-Hill to become Corporate Controller of Scientific American. He later became Vice President of Finance and Administration of W.H. Freeman, a subsidiary of Scientific American.