Announcements Regarding the University’s Executive Management Team
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:
I am writing to share with you changes in personnel as part of a reorganization of the University’s executive management team.
First, I am pleased to announce that Anne Sullivan will expand her current scope of responsibility and will report directly to me. Anne has been the University's Executive Vice President for Finance since 2007, and will continue to be responsible for the overall financial health of the institution. I also have asked Anne to provide strategic oversight to CUIT with the expectation that she will continue to elevate digital learning at Columbia and strengthen the technology vital to our academic growth. As I have in the past, I will continue to rely on Anne for other University management issues as well.
Earlier this month, Joe Ienuso, Executive Vice President for University Facilities and Operations, informed me that in September he will be assuming the position of Senior Vice President for Capital and Financial Operations at North Shore-LIJ Health System. Having served in a number of senior administrative roles at Columbia over a tenure of 26 years, Joe’s contributions to the University are too significant and varied to recite here. Clearly, though, it is his role in the development of our new Manhattanville campus as well as several other major construction projects across campus that will leave a lasting impact on Columbia’s future. On behalf of the University, I want to thank him for his dedication to the institution and for helping to bring about the much-needed transformation in our physical environment.
With Joe’s departure, I am very pleased to announce my promotion of David Greenberg to Executive Vice President for University Facilities and Operations, a position that encompasses responsibility for University facilities, public safety, and real estate. We are, indeed, very fortunate to have David so ready and willing to step into this larger role. He came to Columbia in 2006, became Vice President for Finance and Administration in Facilities in 2008, and, more recently, assumed the position of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. David will continue his involvement with the Zuckerman Institute as he takes on these other critical responsibilities including oversight of Manhattanville construction and ongoing University operations.
The development of the new Manhattanville campus has been managed effectively by Philip Pitruzzello. Philip is highly respected in the New York architectural and real estate development community for his leadership of several major projects, starting with Battery Park City. With pleasure, I am now promoting Philip to Senior Vice President for Manhattanville Development; Philip will continue to work closely with David and Anne, while reporting directly to me.
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV) and Vice President of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, will also now report directly to me. Orin has expertly managed CTV since 2006. Under his continued leadership and close partnership with faculty, I am confident we will expand the ways in which discoveries made through our world-class academic research are put to practical use for society’s benefit.
Finally, I have asked University Provost John Coatsworth to assume responsibility for our division of Human Resources. John’s experience working with our faculty on personnel matters will be invaluable in this endeavor, and I am certain that under his stewardship we will see continued progress in the quality and variety of benefits and services provided to Columbia’s staff and administrators.
Columbia stands in a position of institutional strength and stability in no small measure because of an assemblage of individuals of extraordinary talent and commitment to the University and our academic mission. I am thrilled to have them with us, to see them grow and take on new responsibilities, and to begin the new academic year with their energy and enthusiasm.
Lee C. Bollinger