President Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik became the 20th president of Columbia University on July 1, 2023. President Shafik is a distinguished economist who for more than three decades has served in senior leadership roles across a range of prominent international and academic institutions.

Her selection as Columbia's president concluded a wide-ranging and intensive search. In a letter to the community, Jonathan Lavine, then chair of the Columbia Board of Trustees, called Shafik “the perfect candidate: a brilliant and able global leader, a community builder, and a preeminent economist who understands the academy and the world beyond it.” About President Minouche Shafik. 


Laura Rosenbury photo on Columbia's campus
Columbia Celebrates the Inauguration of Barnard President Laura Rosenbury

February 1, 2024

The Inauguration, which comes at the end of a week of festivities, will be livestreamed.

Cas Holloway
Cas Holloway Appointed Chief Operating Officer

January 30, 2024

I am delighted to share that I have appointed Cas Holloway as Columbia’s Chief Operating Officer. He will begin on February 5, 2024.

Announcing Angela V. Olinto as Provost of Columbia University
Announcing Angela V. Olinto as Provost of Columbia University

January 18, 2024

President Shafik announces her appointment of Angela V. Olinto as the next Provost of Columbia University, effective April 1, 2024. 

Alma Mater
A New Social Contract: Sharing our Strategic Priorities

January 17, 2024

During my inauguration I said that universities need a new compact with society. I write today to describe in greater detail what this idea means, by sharing a set of strategic priorities that I believe will position Columbia as an exemplar of a great university for the 21st century.

Alma mater
Columbia Launches a Reinvestment in Its Values and Mission

December 20, 2023

The goal is to foster a community where debates are rooted in academic rigor and civil discourse through work that includes professional development, resources, and other activities.

Low Greenery
University Announces Members of the Task Force on Antisemitism

December 13, 2023

Fifteen faculty from across Columbia have agreed to take on this urgently needed work.

Renewing Our Commitment to One Another

Columbia has announced a series of initiatives to reinvest in our values and mission. Learn more. If you're a Columbia student, register for a Listening Forum.

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