Plaa Named Dean of Advising

Andrew Plaa GSAS’94, who has worked in the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising since 2005 and has been its interim dean for the past year, has been named dean of advising for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Plaa came to Columbia in 1984 to pursue a Ph.D. in early modern European history and taught Contemporary Civilization as a graduate student. After completing a Ph.D., he taught for 10 years at several schools including Barnard, CCNY and NYU. He will report to Lisa Hollibaugh, dean of academic planning and administration at the College, and to Barclay Morrison, vice dean of undergraduate programs at Engineering.