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Tiger of the Week: Kendall Crolius '76
Kendall Crolius ’76 says that helping to bring the Triangle Club’s annual show to life was the “defining experience” of her undergraduate years at Princeton. So when she had a chance to mentor a new generation of Triangle leaders as chairwoman of the group’s board of trustees, she jumped at the opportunity. For the last 10 years, Crolius has helped to guide the musical theater club, which continues to thrive in its 122nd year.
The Triangle board draws on the expertise of Princetonians working in the arts and in business to provide counsel for current students. Like others on the board, Crolius has an impressive résumé: She spent much of her career in marketing and now serves as a managing director for G100 Network, a global network of CEOs, working to aid the development of companies’ internal CEO candidates. Triangle has long been a top attraction for aspiring performers, writers, and choreographers, and Crolius sees remarkable potential for the club to train business leaders as well, offering the chance to manage a six-figure annual budget that covers performances at McCarter Theatre and in various venues on club tours.
Crolius will hand off her gavel in September, but she plans to continue serving on the board and fostering the club’s strong alumni connections. (Plans for a 125th-anniversary reunion already are underway.)
“For me, the favorite moments are when you have four or five decades of Triangle alumni on stage, singing the songs they all know,” Crolius says. “The kids get a huge kick out of it, too.”