Victor H. Mendelson ’89 and Julie Jacobs Menin ’89 have been elected to the University Board of Trustees. Their term began on September 4, and brings the total number of College alumni on the 24-member board to 13.
University President Lee C. Bollinger congratulated and welcomed the new additions, who also included David Greenwald LAW’83, Julissa Reynoso LAW’01 and Kathy Surace-Smith LAW’84. “They have already established themselves as enthusiastic and engaged alumni of the University,” Bollinger said, “and we know they will bring to the board invaluable expertise and experience in civic and professional leadership.”
Menin is the commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, an agency that encompasses film, television, theater, music, advertising, publishing, nightlife and digital content. She previously was the city’s commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs and chair of Manhattan Community Board 1. She also was an attorney at Wiley Rein, senior regulatory counsel at Colgate Palmolive, and founded and ran Wall Street Rising, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting business in lower Manhattan following 9-11. Menin earned a J.D. from Northwestern. She is a member of the College’s Board of Visitors and the Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors, and has been an adjunct professor of public policy and law at SIPA.