President Bollinger has appointed Emily Lloyd to the newly created position of Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. Lloyd has served as Columbia's Executive Vice President for Administration for the past eight years.
Bollinger has created this senior leadership position to strengthen Columbia's relationships with city, state and federal officials and with community leaders. Throughout her tenure at Columbia, Lloyd has recognized the ways in which the University and the larger Upper Manhattan community are interdependent. She established highly consultative relationships with local leaders and regular communication about University planning and activities with our neighbors. These relationships will be all the more important as we develop long-term plans for future University facilities. Bollinger believes that the University can carry out future development in a way that benefits the immediate community and the City.
In her new role, Lloyd will focus on further strengthening Columbia's partnerships with governmental, community and other organizations, and will continue to play a leadership role in long-term campus planning.
During her tenure as Executive Vice President for Administration, Lloyd and her staff produced important gains in the delivery of reliable, timely, and responsive services for students, faculty and staff. The University community has benefited particularly from improved student services, better maintenance and management of facilities, and savings and cost controls across administrative areas. She also has played a central role in developing and executing plans to provide more faculty and student housing, to restore the campus and its historic buildings, and to add almost one million square feet of academic, residential, and student activities space to the campus.
Prior to coming to Columbia, Lloyd held many prominent positions in the public sector. She was Commissioner of Sanitation for the City of New York, Director of Business Development for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Commissioner of Traffic and Parking in Boston. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, received a Masters of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University. She has served on numerous boards and commissions and is a lifetime Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
I am delighted that Emily will assume this new position, says Bollinger. I have asked Robert Kasdin, Senior Executive Vice President, to begin the process of searching for a successor and to oversee the responsibilities of the Executive Vice President for Administration during that process. When selected, that person will report to Robert Kasdin.