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Leadership

Lee Bollinger, J.D.
President of the University

Mary C. Boyce, Ph.D.
Provost of the University

James J. Valentini, Ph.D.
Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education

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Officers

James J. Valentini
Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education
B.S., Pittsburgh, 1972; M.S., Chicago, 1973; Ph.D., California (Berkeley), 1976

Corey S. Aronstam
Associate Dean for Columbia College Development and Deputy Vice President for Development, Columbia College and Arts and Sciences
B.A., Nazareth, 1998; M.B.A., Wagner, 2001

Susan Chang-Kim
Vice Dean and Chief Administration Officer
B.A., Maryland, 1993; M.A., Teachers College, 2005

Lisa Hollibaugh
Dean of Academic Affairs
B.A., Rice, 1990; M.A., Columbia, 1996; Ph.D., 2005

Jessica Marinaccio
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid
A.B., Harvard, 1991; M.Ed., 1994

Shannon Márquez
Dean of Undergraduate Global Engagement 
B.S.M.E., Prairie View A&M University, 1992; M.Eng, Texas A&M University, 1993; Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill, 1998

James T. McMenamin Jr.
Senior Associate Dean for Columbia College Development and Senior Director of Principal Gifts, Office of Alumni and Development
B.A., Johns Hopkins, 1971

Andrew Plaa
Dean of Advising for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering, James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising
B.A., McGill (Canada), 1983; M.A., Columbia, 1986; M.Phil., 1987; Ph.D., 1994

Cristen Scully Kromm
Dean of Undergraduate Student Life
B.A., Wheaton, 1995; M.S.W., New York University, 1998

Kavita Sharma
Dean of Career Education
B.Sc., Southampton, 1989; M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1991; M.A., Teachers College, 2012

Bernice Tsai
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Columbia College
B.A., Columbia, 1996; M.B.A., Northwestern, 2001

2021–22 Board of Visitors

Nairi C. Balian ’88, P: ’16, ’22, ’23
Chair

Alisa Amarosa Wood ’01, BUS’08
Vice Chair

Dean James J. Valentini

Michael I. Barry ’89, P: ’21
Jonathan D. Bram ’87, P: ’14, ’17
Leslie Gittess Brodsky ’88, P: ’23, ’25
Joyce Chang ’86, P: ’24
Douglas A. Cifu, Esq. ’87, LAW’90
Maurice Coleman ’91, SIPA’99
Thomas W. Cornacchia ’85, P: ’17, ’19
James H. Dignan ’91
Michelle A. Esposito ’96
Anna Fang-Hamm ’04
Andrew A. Fink ’91, LAW’94, P: ’24
Dede Gardner ’90
Michelle Jacobson Goldberg ’91, P: ’25
Robert J. Grey ’72, P: BUS’07
Alicia Guevara ’94
Peter A. Hatch ’92
Nobuhisa Ishizuka ’82, LAW’86
Britta Wilson Jacobson ’96
Hugh James Lawson ’91 
Nicholas Paul Leone ’88, P: ’19, ’22, ’24
Dr. Paul C. McCormick ’78, VPS’89, PH’00, P: ’10, GS’12, ’14, GS’16, PS’16, PS’20, PS’22  
Eric A. Mendelson ’87, BUS’89, P: ’17, ’19, BUS’19
Adam R. Meshel Esq. ’92, LAW’95, P: ’18, ’23
Vijay Mohan ’01
Jen Maxfield Ostfeld ’99, JRN’00
Renan Pierre ’86, SEAS’87
John A. Rogovin ’83, P: ’23, ’25   
Robert P. Rooney ’89, P: ’23
Teresa M. Saputo-Crerend ’87, BUS’92, P: ’22
Michael S. Satow ’88, P: ’21
Michael J. Schmidtberger Esq. ’82, LAW’85, P: SEAS’22, ’24
Xiangdong “Adam” Tan, P: ’21, ’24
Mozelle W. Thompson Esq. ’76, SIPA’79, LAW’81
Sharmila “Mila” Tuttle ’96, SIPA’05
Shazi Visram ’99, BUS’04
William A. von Mueffling ’90 BUS’95