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. 


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Columbia Appoints Committee to Consider Questions About Fossil Fuel Funding and Research

July 9, 2024

A final report and suggestions will include input from students, faculty, researchers, and other constituents across the University.

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Messages from President Shafik and Provost Olinto

July 8, 2024

I am writing today to update our campus community on the actions the University is taking following an incident in which senior administrators in Columbia College engaged in very troubling text message exchanges during a Reunion Weekend event.

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Columbia Names Daniel Zarrilli as Inaugural Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer

July 2, 2024

In a major step toward achieving its ambitious climate and sustainability goals, Columbia University has named Daniel Zarrilli as its first-ever Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer.

Gerry Rosberg
Gerry Rosberg to Retire as Senior Executive Vice President

July 1, 2024

Since 2016, Gerry has managed a substantial and complex portfolio of University matters, always prioritizing coordination and collaboration across the institution.

Sarah Cole
Sarah Cole Appointed Dean of the School of the Arts

June 25, 2024

It is with great pleasure that I share with you my appointment of Sarah Cole as Dean of the School of the Arts, effective immediately.

Daniel Abebe
Daniel Abebe Appointed Dean of Columbia Law School

June 17, 2024

Daniel Abebe will be the 16th Dean of Columbia Law School and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, effective August 1, 2024.

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