Sig Gissler will retire as Pulitzer administrator

Sig Gissler will retire from his job as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia University announced Wednesday. He’s had the post since 2002.

Danielle Allen of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study will lead a search committee to replace Gissler. Others involved, per the release:

Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University; Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia Journalism School; Paul Gigot, editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal; and [Paul] Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times. Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and former member of the Pulitzer Board, will serve as counsel to the committee. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Susan Glancy, in President Bollinger’s office, using the e-mail address of nominations@columbia.edu.

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