Richard Naum Steps Down

In another sign of change in Columbia’s Office of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR), Vice President for Development Richard K. Naum has announced plans to leave his position effective June 30th. Naum, who came to Columbia as associate dean for development at the Law School in the summer of 1991, moved over to the University’s fundraising office the following spring to help lead the Campaign for Columbia.

“Dick has been indispensable in organizing what is probably the most efficient development office—in terms of dollars spent for dollars raised—at any major educational or cultural institution,” said President Rupp. “The success of the Campaign has meant more than impressive numbers on a fundraising chart; it has helped create a decade of transformation and growth during which Columbia consolidated its growth among the world’s top universities.”

Naum lives in Easton, Connecticut, with his wife, Linda. In addition to a grown son and daughter, they have one grandchild.

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