News

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.

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

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

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. 

I am very pleased to announce my appointment of Shailagh Murray as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, as of September 4, 2018.

I am writing to announce that, 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.

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.

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.

Following my March message regarding David Madigan’s decision to return to his academic pursuits at the end of the summer, 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. 

I am writing to announce that 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. 

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. 

I write to share the news that, following a remarkably successful five-year term, David Madigan has informed me of his desire to conclude his service as Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences this August.

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing and Senior Vice President at Columbia University Irving Medical Center since 2010, has advised us of her wish to step down on August 31, 2018. 

I am writing to announce the appointment of Alexander N. Halliday, a geochemistry professor at the University of Oxford and Vice President of the U.K.’s Royal Society, as the new Director of the Columbia University Earth Institute.