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The Columbia College Alumni Association was founded in 1825 and has a rich history of engagement, leadership and influence at Columbia College.

The current Board of Directors advises the dean of the College, implements a variety of programs and initiatives and prioritizes the overarching activities of the CCAA to support the dean’s goal of 100 percent alumni engagement. Members are elected after showing a track record of volunteer activity and span decades, regions and interests.

For more information on the CCAA board, contact us.

CCAA Board of Directors

2020-21 CCAA Board Membership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Photo of Ted Schweitzer
    Theodore Schweitzer, Esq. ’91, President, Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA)
  • Photo of Zila Acosta-Grimes
    Zila Acosta-Grimes, Esq. ’11, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
  • Michael Behringer CC89
    Michael Behringer ’89, Chair, Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA)
  • Ganesh Betanabhatla
    Ganesh Betanabhatla ’06, Co-chair, Mentoring Committee
  • Tiffany Bryant CC'08
    Tiffany Bryant ’08, President, Columbia College Women (CCW)
  • Alex Rosen CC'11
    David Chait CC07
    David Chait ’07, Co-chair, Homecoming and Reunions Committee​
  • Ben Cosgrove
    Ben Cosgrove ’90, VP, Alumni Engagement
  • Carlos Cuevas CC'05
    Carlos Cuevas ’05, Co-chair, Class Agents
  • Chris Della Pietra CC89
    Christopher Della Pietra ’89, Co-chair, Homecoming and Reunions Committee
  • Doug Horowitz
    Douglas Horowitz ’97, Co-chair, Student/Alumni Journey Committee
  • Alumnus David Javdan Esq. CC’90
    David Javdan, Esq. ’90, Co-chair, Fund Development Council (FDC)
  • Photo of Stefanie Katz-Rothman
    Stefanie Katz-Rothman ’88, VP, State of the College
  • Scott Koonin CC'02
    Scott Koonin ’02, Co-chair, Fund Development Council (FDC)
  • Cliff Massey CC'10
    Cliff Massey ’10, Co-chair, Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)
  • Diana Nasser CC'87
    Diana Nasser ’87, Co-chair, Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)
  • Photo of Francis Phillip
    Francis Phillip, Esq. ’90, Secretary
  • Rita Kitt
    Rita Pietropinto-Kitt ’93, Vice President, Young Alumni
  • Julian Richardson CC'17
    Julian Richardson ’14, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)
  • Jennifer Fudge Ryan
    Jennifer Fudge Ryan ’89, Co-chair, Class Agents
  • David Seidman CC'06
    David Seidman ’06, Co-chair, Mentoring Committee
  • Alumnus Jonathan Sobel CC'88
    Jonathan Sobel ’88, Co-chair, Columbia College Fund
  • Alumna Emily Miles Terry CC'89
    Emily Miles Terry ’89, Co-chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
  • Mila Tuttle
    Mila Tuttle ’96, Representative, Board of Visitors
  • John Vincenti, Esq. CC'90
    John Vincenti, Esq. ’90, Co-chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
  • Photo of Sherri Wolf
    Sherri Pancer Wolf ’90, Co-chair, Columbia College Fund
  • Raymond Yu
    Raymond Yu ’89, VP, Development

Past Presidents

  • Photo of Kyra Tirana Barry
    Kyra Tirana Barry ’87*
  • Photo of Geoffrey Colvin
    Geoffrey Colvin ’74*
  • Brian Krisberg CC81 LAW84
    Brian Krisberg, Esq. ’81*
  • Photo of Gerald Sherwin CC'55
    Gerald Sherwin ’55
  • Photo of Douglas Wolf CC'88
    Douglas Wolf ’88*

MEMBERS

  • Dr. Uchenna Acholonu Jr. ’96
  • Armond Adams ’06
  • Jean-Marie Atamian, Esq. ’81
  • Dr. Allison Bajger ’07
  • Randy Berkowitz 04
    Leslie Gittess Brodsky ’88
    Michael Brown ’06
  • Michael Byowitz ’73
    Joan Marie Campion ’92
    Wah Chen ’92
  • Nihara Choudhri, Esq. ’96
  • Steven Coleman ’83
  • Alexandra Wallace Creed ’88
    Carlos Cuevas ’05
    Richard De Los Reyes ’97
    Michele Esposito ’96
  • Stephanie Foster ’12
    Alan Freeman, Esq. ’93
    James P. Gerkis, Esq. ’80
    Matthew Grossman ’05
    Gairy Hall, Jr. ’11
    Eric Hopp ’98
  • Jennifer Hsia ’06
  • Edward Joyce ’83
  • Michelle Kaiser, M.D., M.P.H ’87
    Arthur Kohn, Esq. ’84
  • Joanne Kwong ’97
  • Michael Lee, '96
  • Jay Lefkowitz, Esq. ’84
  • Charles Leykum ’99
    Laura Lopez ’92
  • Joel Lusman ’93
    Ira Malin ’75
    Laney McGahey ’17
    Meredith Milstein ’09
  • Mark Momjian, Esq. ’83
    Neda Navab ’08
    Paul Neshamkin ’63
    Roy Pomerantz ’83
    Yong-Kyoo Rim ’00
  • John Rodin ’97
  • Kurt Roeloffs, Jr. ’84
  • Dr. Heather Ruddock ’88
  • Lisa Heffner Scolnik ’06
    Judith Shampanier, Esq. ’90
  • Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard ’93
  • Michael Sin ’05
    Roxann Smithers ’99
    Matthew Sodl ’88
  • Daniel Tamkin ’81
  • Dr. Zahrah Taufique '09
    Genevieve Thornton ’09
    John Tsanas ’81
  • Courtney Wilkins ’07
    Scott Yagoda, Esq. ’86
    Carl Yin ’17
  • Christina Ying ’89
    Kevin Zhang ’14

STUDENT MEMBERS

  • Maya Ruben ’22, President, Columbia College Student Ambassadors (CCSA)
  • TBA, Co-Chair, Senior Fund
  • Sina Fayaz Monfared 23, Representative, Columbia College Student Council (CCSC)

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

  • Lauren Accordino ’09, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
  • Zila Acosta-Grimes ’11, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association *
  • Tiffany Bryant ’08, President, Columbia College Women (CCW)*
  • Dr. Eli Bryk ’78, Ex-Officio Member
  • Jessica Chi ’15, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
  • Maya Ho ’18, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
  • Ivan Leniski ’16, Representative, Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)
  • Julian Richardson ’17, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)*
  • Jennifer Fudge Ryan ’89, Co-Chair, Class Agents *†
  • Mila Tuttle ’96, Representative, Columbia College Board of Visitors *†
  • Andrew West ’13, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
    Courtney Wilkins ’07, Representative, Black Alumni Council (BAC) †
    Douglas Wolf ’88, Chair Emeritus; Representative, Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee *†
    Ying Yen ’95, Representative, Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)

    STAFF MEMBERS

    Corey Aronstam, Deputy Vice President for Development, Columbia College and Arts & Sciences; Senior Associate Dean for Columbia College Development and Alumni Relations *
    Katie Day Benvenuto ’03, Senior Executive Director for Development, Arts & Sciences and Athletics; Associate Dean, Columbia College Development and Alumni Relations *
    Mara Henckler, Executive Director, Columbia College Fund
    Michael Roberts ’09, Executive Director, Alumni Development and Engagement Strategy *

*Also members of the Executive Committee

† Ex-Officio members who are also general board members of the Columbia College Alumni Association.