In her first four years as the Ford Family Director of Athletics, Mollie Marcoux Samaan has overseen a department that has won 47 Ivy League championships and that has been the highest ranked Ivy League school in the Directors’ Cup standings. She developed a strategic plan for athletics that includes major improvements in facilities, an increased emphasis on marketing and multimedia, development of the Princeton Tiger Performance program and a broad vision of the evolution of Princeton Athletics for the near future. She is committed to “Education Through Athletics,” which supports the educational mission of the University and creates the well-rounded experience of the student-athlete through the departmental motto of “Achieve, Serve, Lead.” As one of the top female student-athletes in Princeton University history, Marcoux Samaan began her career as assistant athletic director, assistant dean of admissions, assistant housemaster and coach of girls’ ice hockey and soccer at the Lawrenceville School. She came to Princeton following 19 years with Chelsea Piers Management, where she most recently served as Executive Vice President of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. Marcoux Samaan and her husband, Andrew Samaan, are the parents of three children: Maddie, Catie and Drew.