Paul LaMarche has been the vice provost for space programming and planning at Princeton University since March of 2007. In that role, Paul works closely with the University's leadership team to support the formulation and assessment of ideas for new facilities and the renovation of existing buildings. He also assists the provost in managing the fiscal and budgetary dimensions of the University's space planning and programming agenda. Paul also supports the budgetary process related to University-funded research programs. From 1984 to 1996, LaMarche worked at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, serving as a research staff physicist and as head of various groups conducting experiments at the lab. After two years at a technology firm in Massachusetts, he returned to the University to serve as the project manager for the Borexino Solar Neutrino Detector Project, a joint effort with the National Science Foundation and the Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare in Italy for three years. In 2000-01, he also was a research engineer at the Plasma Physics Lab. From 2001 to 2007, Paul was the department manager and director of operations at Princeton’s Physics Department where he managed the human, budgetary and physical resources for the department. Paul earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Boston College and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University.