AROUND THE QUADS
E.V.P., FINANCE: Anne Rollow Sullivan has been appointed the University’s e.v.p. of finance, effective October 1. She succeeds Al Horvath, who stepped down this summer. Sullivan joins Columbia from Penn’s Wharton School, where she was senior associate dean for finance and administration. Prior to joining Wharton, Sullivan was Columbia’s assistant v.p. for administrative planning and financial management. Prior to that, she was v.p. for strategic development and marketing for Fathom Knowledge Network; a lead consultant in the financial services and health care practice unit of Booz Allen Hamilton; and a financial analyst in the investment banking division of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Sullivan has a bachelor’s degree from Virginia, a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
PARENTS FUND: Linda Thifault joined the alumni office in July as a development officer. In this role, she works with Parents Fund Director Susan Rautenberg to continue the Parents Fund’s success and to expand parent events and volunteer efforts. Thifault previously worked at the Jewish Museum in New York, most recently as assistant manager of donor relations. After earning a bachelor’s in history from Boston University, she was a development intern at a museum. Thifault is a student in the Columbia’s fundraising management program.
SHULMAN: Marshall D. Shulman ’48 SIPA, ’59 GSAS, one of the nation’s best-known scholars of Soviet studies and founding director of the W. Averell Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union, died on June 21 at his home in Sherman, Conn. He was 91.
Shulman was instrumental
in obtaining an $11.5 million endowment in 1982 from Pamela and W. Averell Harriman to establish the institute known until 1982 as the Russian Institute. He was the Harriman Institute’s longest-serving director and retired in 1986.
A 1937 graduate of the University of Michigan, Shulman was a reporter for The Detroit News for two years before entering Harvard, where he received a graduate degree in English literature. He served five years in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a glider pilot during WWII, receiving a Bronze Star. Shulman then enrolled in the Russian Institute, where he was a member of the first class receiving a master’s degree. He later earned a Ph.D. from GSAS.
In 1949, Shulman joined the Department of State and was an information officer for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York and then special assistant to Secretary of State Dean Acheson from 1950–53. He also held the rank of ambassador as the principal adviser on Soviet matters to Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance in the Carter administration. Shulman later became associate director of the Russian Research Center at Harvard.
Shulman’s best known book, Stalin’s Foreign Policy Reappraised (1963), was a staple in Soviet studies for many years, and his 1966 book of lectures, Beyond the Cold War, foreshadowed the détente between the Soviet Union and the United States that occurred during the Nixon administration.
Shulman’s first wife, Elizabeth Van Anda Thomson, died in 1956. He is survived by his wife, the former Colette Schwarzenbach, and children from his first marriage, Lisa Rubenstein and Michael.