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Parent Leadership Council

The mission of the Parent Leadership Council is to help Columbia College sustain its longstanding tradition of excellence. Council members are vital partners in the Dean’s efforts to create the best possible undergraduate experience. Through gifts of time, talent, and resources, Council families support a range of initiatives that enable the College to continue offering exceptional opportunities to students. Council members make leadership contributions, engage in activities that foster the parent community, and deepen the relationship between the College and its parent supporters.

Parent Leadership Council 2018–2019

Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs

Audra and Eric Cohen P: ’18, ’21

Raymond Yu ’89, SEAS’90 and Dr. Ya-Ning, Amy, Hsu (許雅寧) TC’07, TC’12, P: ’21

Parent Leadership Council Dean's Circle Members

  • Elizabeth Albert and Howard Kleinman ’84, P: ’18, '22
  • Rula and Omar Asali BUS’01, P: ’18, ’20
  • Edward Baker III P: ’20
  • Gregory and Nairi Balian ’88, P: ’16, '22
  • Michele and Thomas Bass P: ’18
  • Jeffrey Birnbaum and Gille Ann Rabbin P: ’20
  • Jonathan ’87 and Susan Bram TC’87, P: ’14, ’17
  • Ted Chen and Tianyin Shi P: '21
  • Xiaoli Chen and Hongbin Peng P: ’20
  • Lynn Chen-Zhang and Charles Zhang P: ’17, ’20
  • Steven and Julie Ann Cho P: '21
  • Audra and Eric Cohen P: ’18, ’21
  • Carla De Landri and Florindo Volpacchio GSAS’84, P: ’20
  • Patrick '80 and Frances DeSouza P: '20
  • Alisa Drijanski and Emilio Romano P: ’18, '22
  • Phyllis and Hamen Fan P: ’13, BUS’15
  • Suning and Fenglei Fang P: ’04
  • Robyn Field and Anthony O'Carroll P: ’21
  • Zeliana Charemi and Ioannis Frangos P: ’19, SEAS’21
  • Annalize and Francois Gouws P: ’19, '22
  • Janice and David Gu SEAS’86, P: ’18
  • Jonathan Hecht and Laurel Mayer P: ’21, ’22
  • Alan Howard P: ’19, ’21
  • Robert and Catherine Hwang P: '22
  • Margarita Inserni P: ’16
  • George Jiang and Helen Tang P: ’19
  • Jeffrey Kateman ’89, LAW’92 and Namyon Kim LAW’92, P: ’19, ’21
  • Delia and Bijan Khosrowshahi P: ’16, ’18
  • Mary and Adam Kirsch P: ’17
  • Joshua and Carolyn Kraft P: '22
  • Nicholas '88 and Grace Leone P: '19, '22
  • Chun Liu and Wenjun Qiao P: ’19, '22
  • Qing and Xiaosong Liu P: ’19
  • James '88 and Victoria Maroulis P: '21
  • William and Stephanie Meury P: '21
  • Kally and Othon Mourkakos P: ’17
  • Ann and Francis Neczypor P: ’08
  • Maha and Sharif Omar P: ’16
  • Hyun Park ’84 and Catherine Park BC’84, P: ’13, ’17, ’21
  • Janet Serle and Ira Malin ’75, P: ’11, ’17
  • Jonas and Natasha Steinman ’90, P: ’21, SPS
  • Prabhash and Radhieka Subasinghe P: '22
  • Shruti Tewari SIPA’94 and Pawan Tewari BUS'94, P: ’20
  • Jue Wang and Chengjian Zhou P: ’19
  • Walter and Shirley Wang P: '21, '22
  • Yu Qiao Wei and Yong An Xu P: ’17
  • Douglas '88 and Sherri Wolf '90, P: '21
  • Sioe Lie Wong and Philip Pei-Fan Wang ’70, P: ’18
  • Beth and Scott Yagoda ’86, LAW’92, P: ’20
  • Yuyan Yang P: ’18
  • Raymond '89, SEAS'90 and Amy Yu TC'07, TC'12, P: '21
  • Julie and Alexander Zaks P: ’17, ’19
  • Jack Zhai and Tina Yam P: '21
  • Yong Zhang P: ’18
  • Anonymous (5)

Parent Leadership Council Members

  • Kimberly Amsden P: '20
  • Melanie and George Anagnos ’80, P: ’18, '22
  • Michael Argenziano ’88, PS’92 and Maria Rodino ’88, P: ’18, ’20
  • Gael and Emile Bacha P: ’16, ’20, '22
  • Ali Bin Tamim and Fatma Al Mazrouie P: '22
  • Clifford and Sheri Bleustein P: '22
  • Edward and Myra Chen P: '22
  • Judy Chen and Jiong-Ming Hu P: ’18, '22
  • Ronald and Ali Cheng '95, P: '21
  • Constance Chiang and S. Steven Pan BUS’88, P: ’18
  • Kyoo Wan Cho and Sook Hyun Han P: ’20
  • Neguine and Jens Christensen ’84, P: ’19, ’21
  • Julie and Sean Dalton P: ’20
  • Brien Daly and Kathleen Lemaitre P: '21
  • Melissa and Michael Der Manouel, Jr. P: ’19
  • Robert Diamond '82 and Martha Ortiz P: '20
  • Guirong Fang and Huazhi Gao P: ’19
  • Craig '80 and Angela Godshall P: '22
  • Gerald and Yvonne Gollin P: '22
  • Henry Gong and Michelle Hu P: '19
  • James '84 and Antonia Gorton P: '19
  • Ameeta and Varun Gosain P: ’19
  • Michael '86 and Felicia Gottdenker P: '20
  • Nicole and David Gruenstein ’77, P: ’18
  • Edward Guo and Carol Liang P: ’18, SEAS’19
  • George and Debra Heinrich TC’84, P: ’13, ’16, GS’16
  • Claire Hernandez BUS’85 and Carlos Hernandez BUS’86, P: ’19
  • Daisy Ho P: '20
  • Peter Ho and Anisa Sosothikul P: '22
  • William Hui and Jing Zhao P: ’18
  • Jurg Johner BUS'96 and Victoria Cruz Johner P: '22
  • Robin and Jeffrey Kent PS’89, P: ’17, ’19, '22
  • Farha Khan and Ilyas Munshi P: ’19
  • Ji Yun Kim and Vincent Yoon SEAS’86, P: ’19
  • Paul Kim '87 and Estelle Choe P: '22
  • Ina and Mark Kupferberg P: ’18
  • Marshall Kwong and Vivian Yeh P: '20
  • Kenneth and Christine Lee P: '22
  • Julie Levy '91 and Matthew Tropp P: '21
  • Yi Lin Li and Jane Yan P: '20
  • Brian Lu and Arlene Liang P: '20
  • Yi Lu and Jianguo Qian P: ’20
  • Olga Malova and Vladimir Kuznetsov SIPA’90, SIPA’91, P: ’19
  • Michael and Michelle Mauboussin P: '22
  • Lee and Margaret Meyerson P: '20
  • Nicole and Allan Mutchnik P: ’19
  • Syed and Amna Naqvi P: '21
  • Michael Nicita and Susan Shane P: '20
  • Arthur and Ilene Penn SPS'18, P: '20
  • Regina Pitchon and Henry Udow P: ’14, ’18
  • Kathie Plourde Simmons BC’73, P: ’12, ’19
  • Harry and Amelia Raftopoulos SIPA'87, P: '22
  • Elizabeth Reza Skelly ’92, LAW’97 and Paul Skelly SEAS’91, SEAS’93, SEAS’94, P: ’19
  • Barrie Roman GS’84, SEAS’88, P: ’18
  • Carl and Wendy Roston P: '22
  • John and Kimberly Santamaria P: '21
  • Alexander Simmons and Janine Brown P: '22
  • W. Reed Simmons P: ’12, ’19
  • Neil Simpkins and Miyoung Lee P: '21
  • Jae Ho Song and So Yeon Son P: '21
  • George BUS'92 and Maria Staphos P: '22
  • Eva and Jan Sudol P: ’20
  • Gregory '90 and Karen Torborg P: '22
  • Nicholas and Stacey Tsapatsaris P: '22
  • Xiaoyin Wang and Ying Gao P: '22
  • Yanan Wang and Alice Chen P: '21
  • Yingli Wang and Jenny Zhang P: '22
  • Martin and Kari Waters P: '22
  • Joseph Wayland LAW'83 and Patricia Verrilli P: '20
  • Devin and Cindy Wenig P: '20
  • Brian and Kate Young P: SEAS'17, '21
  • Anonymous (2)

​Pictured in photo (left to right): Eric and Audra Cohen P: '18, '21, Dean James Valentini, Ya-Ning, Amy, Hsu (許雅寧) TC’07, TC’12 and Raymond Yu ’89, SEAS’90, P: ’21