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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.

Board members work collaboratively to lead and support an array of opportunities for alumni to stay involved and have a positive impact on the success of the College, including: the Columbia College Fund, the Alexander Hamilton Award and John Jay Awards Dinners and committees that address topics such as career education, student life and athletics.

For more information on the CCAA board, contact us.

Nominations for the CCAA board are now closed.

2022-2023 CCAA Board

2022-23 CCAA Board Membership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Photo of Sherri Wolf
    Sherri Pancer Wolf ’90, President, Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA)
  • Photo of Ted Schweitzer
    Theodore Schweitzer, Esq. ’91, Chair, Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA)
  • Photo of Zila Acosta-Grimes
    Zila Acosta-Grimes, Esq. ’11, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
  • Ganesh Betanabhatla
    Ganesh Betanabhatla ’06, Co-chair, Mentoring Committee
  • 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
  • Matt Sodl
    Matt Sodl CC'88, Co-chair, Homecoming and Reunions Committee
  • Margaret Flynn Robison
    Margaret Flynn Robison ’90, President, Columbia College Women (CCW)
  • Doug Horowitz
    Douglas Horowitz ’97, Co-chair, Student/Alumni Journey Committee
  • Jennifer Hsia
    Jennifer Hsia ’06, 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)
  • 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
  • Judith Shampanier
    Judith Shampanier ’90, Secretary
  • 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
  • Raymond Yu
    Raymond Yu ’89, VP, Development

Past Presidents

  • Michael Behringer CC89
    Michael Behringer ’89*
  • 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*
  • Laurence Rubenstein
    Laurence H. Rubinstein ’60

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
  • Dr. Eli Bryk ’78
  • 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
    Christopher Della Pietra ’89
  • 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

  • Ethan Malzberg ’23, President, Columbia College Student Ambassadors (CCSA)
  • Sina Fayaz Monfared 23, Representative, Columbia College Student Council (CCSC)
  • Ashley Yu 23, Co-chair,Senior Fund

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

  • Lauren Accordino ’09, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
  • Zila Acosta-Grimes ’11, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association *
  • Jessica Chi ’15, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
  • Virginia Cornish ’91, Professor of Chemistry
  • Noam Elcott ’00, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology
  • Margaret Flynn Robison ’90, President, Columbia College Women (CCW)*
  • Maya Ho ’18, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
  • Ivan Leniski ’16, Representative, Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)
  • Julian Richardson ’14, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)*
  • Mila Tuttle ’96, Representative, Columbia College Board of Visitors *†
  • 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 *
    Thandiwe Jarrett-Abdulali, Director, Alumni Relations

*Also members of the Executive Committee

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

^ Deceased