On April 18, Lisa Carnoy ’89 and Jonathan Lavine ’88 were elected as the new co-chairs of the University Board of Trustees. Both come from a finance background and have a long history of service to the College and the University. The two have been friends since they were RAs in Carman.
Carnoy is a leader in global finance and capital markets; she spent 23 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and is now the chief financial officer at Alix Partners. She has received a John Jay Award for professional achievement, the College’s Alumna Achievement Award and the University’s Alumni Medal. Lavine is co-managing partner of investment firm Bain Capital. He has also received a John Jay Award for professional achievement, as well as the Alexander Hamilton Medal, and is chairman emeritus of the Columbia College Board of Visitors.
Says Carnoy, “I could not have a greater honor than to lead Columbia’s Board of Trustees, and to do so together with my longtime College friend and dedicated fellow alum Jonathan.” Lavine adds, “I could not be prouder to serve as co-chair with my friend Lisa, and to have another unique opportunity to give back to this remarkable institution.”
The two will take over in September from outgoing chair Jonathan Schiller ’69, LAW’73, who has held the role since 2013.