Senior Executive Vice President
About Robert Kasdin
Robert Kasdin was appointed senior executive vice president of Columbia University in March 2002 and assumed his responsibilities as on Sept. 1, 2002. Prior to joining Columbia University, he served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Michigan. Before his service at the University of Michigan, he was the treasurer and chief investment officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and vice president and general counsel for Princeton University Investment Company. He started his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Kasdin serves on several boards. He is currently on the Board of Trustees at the Dalton School and a former president of that board, and a trustee of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, and he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Kasdin earned his A.B. from Princeton and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
The Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) leads operating departments, financial management and innovation enterprises at Columbia University. He also works closely with the Provost and with schools and academic departments on a range of matters. In addition to overseeing the ongoing operations of the University, the SEVP also sponsors a number of University-wide initiatives that have been undertaken to improve operations and services. The Senior Executive Vice President reports directly to the President of the University.
Pamela Rogers, Executive Assistant to Robert Kasdin
Office of the Senior Executive Vice President
311 Low Library
Mail Code 4342
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Columbia University Facilities
Joseph Ienuso, Executive Vice President
Columbia University Facilities provides an environment that supports education and research at Columbia University. Services range from planning and managing complex new building construction to daily building grounds maintenance for academic and administrative departments on campus. Columbia University Facilities also provides public safety services at the University.
Office of Finance
Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance oversees the following areas: University Budget & Financial Planning, Office of Controller, Internal Audit, Procurement, Treasury, and Socially Responsible Investing.
Columbia Technology Ventures
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director and VP of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Columbia Technology Ventures is the Technology Transfer arm of Columbia University. In addition to the marketing and licensing of intellectual property, it serves as the major interface with industry developing sponsored research contracts and special relationships.
Student and Administrative Services
Jeffrey F. Scott, Executive Vice President
The division of Student and Administrative Services comprises Campus Services, Student Financial Services, Human Resources, Columbia University Information Technology, Environmental Stewardship and Office of the Registrar.
Campus Services is a collection of departments that support the on-campus community, including Dining, Event Management, Health, Undergraduate Housing, Lerner Hall, Mail, Print, and Transportation.
Student Financial Services manages student accounts, including billing and refunds, as well as University Financial Aid and the Federal Work-Study program.
Human Resources is composed of the following departments: Benefits; Learning and Development; Information Services; Employment and HR Client Services; and Compensation and Administration.
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) is the central IT organization at Columbia and provides computing and communications systems, services, and support to faculty, students and administrators at Morningside and Manhattanville.
The Office of Environmental Stewardship works closely with students, faculty and staff at Columbia's three campuses, committed to the ongoing support of Columbia's formal and informal environmental stewardship and sustainability activities, both on and off its campuses.
Office of the Registrar includes the ID Center, classroom management, registration and enrollment services, transcripts and certification, as well as diplomas and Commencement support.
Columbia University Real Estate
Philip Silverman, Vice President
Columbia University Real Estate oversees a broad range of property-related transactions, including the negotiation of contracts to purchase or sell real estate and development rights as well as commercial leasing in University-owned properties.