Dan Day is the director of special projects in the Office of Communications and has served in a variety of roles at Princeton. He is chair of the University Copyright Committee and is a member of the Trademark Committee and the Enterprise Systems Planning Group.
He joined the University in 2012 from The Modesto (California) Bee, where he was director of interactive media and audience development, and had been managing editor.
Prior to the Bee, Day spent 23 years with The Associated Press, where he worked as an executive at headquarters in New York and as a reporter, editor and manager in Trenton, New Jersey; San Francisco; Seattle; Omaha, Nebraska; and Milwaukee. He also worked as a reporter at The Daily Times of Ottawa, Illinois.
A Cleveland native, Day has an M.A. degree in journalism from Marquette University and an A.B. degree in the classics from the College of the Holy Cross. At Princeton, he is a fellow at Mathey College and an academic fellow with the baseball team.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Princeton Federal Credit Union and a past president of the First Amendment Coalition, a California-based non-profit that advocates for freedom of speech. In his leisure time, he follows baseball, brews his own beer and takes photos of birds and other wildlife. He and his wife live in Lawrence Township with their pet guinea pig, Millard Fillmore.