Lee Bollinger Announcements

Announcements

Ira Katznelson Appointed Interim Provost

August 16, 2019

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, as Interim Provost.

Melissa Begg Appointed Dean of the Columbia School of Social Work

July 17, 2019

I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Melissa Begg, Professor of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Vice Provost for Academic Programs at Columbia University, to serve as the next Dean of the Columbia School of Social Work and Professor of Social Work and Biostatistics, effective September 1, 2019.  

Costis Maglaras Appointed Next Dean of Columbia Business School

June 27, 2019

I am pleased to announce my appointment of Costis Maglaras to serve as the next Dean of Columbia Business School, effective July 1, 2019.

Sean Solomon, Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, to Step Down

June 13, 2019

We write to share the news that Sean Solomon, William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, will be stepping down as Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) this coming academic year.  

The Passing of Columbia University Professor and Trustee Dr. Kenneth A. Forde

June 6, 2019

“We mourn the loss of University Trustee Kenneth A. Forde, who for the past six decades provided exemplary leadership at the University’s medical center, first as a trailblazing student and then as a teacher, distinguished surgeon and innovative researcher."

Amy Hungerford Appointed Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences

May 30, 2019

I am very pleased to announce that I have appointed Professor Amy Hungerford, a scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, as the next Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective January 1, 2020. 

Lee Goldman to Step Down After 2019-20 Academic Year

May 29, 2019

I write to share the news that Lee Goldman, MD, MPH, Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, and Chief Executive of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, will be stepping down from his senior executive positions on June 30, 2020.  Dr. Goldman will remain on the faculties of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health.

Columbia to Produce Official Oral History of the Obama Presidency

May 16, 2019

I am delighted to announce that the Obama Foundation has selected the Columbia University Center for Oral History Research to produce the Obama Presidency Oral History, a comprehensive account of an historic American presidency that will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and members of the public.  

Rui Costa Appointed Director of Zuckerman Institute

May 14, 2019

I am pleased to announce my appointment of Dr. Rui Costa, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, to Director and CEO of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. 

Nabila El-Bassel Named University Professor

April 8, 2019

I am very pleased to announce my appointment of Nabila El-Bassel, the Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work, to the rank of University Professor, our highest academic honor. 

John Coatsworth to Step Down as Provost

March 14, 2019

I write to share that John Coatsworth will be stepping down as Provost of the University on June 30, 2019.

The Passing of Peter Awn

February 18, 2019

It is with immense sadness that I share with you that Peter Awn, Dean Emeritus of the School of General Studies, passed away yesterday from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car last month.  

72nd Annual Columbia Community Service Campaign

November 7, 2018

We write to ask for your support of our exceptional University charitable campaign, Columbia Community Service (CCS).

Announcement Regarding Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School

September 13, 2018

I am writing to share that Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will be stepping down as Dean at the end of this academic year.  

Shailagh Murray Appointed Executive Vice President for Public Affairs

September 5, 2018

I am very pleased to announce my appointment of Shailagh Murray as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, as of September 4, 2018. Shailagh will oversee both the Office of Communications and Public Affairs and the Office of Government and Community Affairs. 

Announcement Regarding David Stone, Executive Vice President for Communications

August 16, 2018

After more than twelve years of wonderful service to the University as Executive Vice President for Communications, David Stone will be stepping down from this role at the end of September.

Mourning the loss of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest

August 6, 2018

I am very sorry to say that we have lost another great friend of the University in H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who died on Sunday at the age of 88 in his beloved home city of Philadelphia. 

Passing of Florence Irving

July 27, 2018

The passing of Florence Irving on July 25, at the age of 98, is a great loss.  She was a remarkable person of enormous accomplishment and consequence.  This is a moment to reflect on the impact that a committed couple can have on our institutions and the larger world through their sustained philanthropy.

Maya Tolstoy Appointed Interim EVP for Arts and Sciences

July 19, 2018

I write to announce my appointment of Maya Tolstoy, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, as Interim Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, effective September 1, 2018.

Simon Tavaré Appointed Director of Irving Institute of Cancer Dynamics

July 16, 2018

Professor Simon Tavaré is coming to Columbia from the University of Cambridge to become the founding Director of the newly established Herbert and Florence Irving Institute of Cancer Dynamics.  

Lorraine Frazier Appointed Nursing School Dean

July 10, 2018

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, as the new Dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing, the Mary O'Neil Mundinger, DrPH Professor of Nursing, and Senior Vice President at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.