Paul E. Tierney, Jr.
Lisa Anderson, dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), recently announced that Paul E. Tierney, Jr., has agreed to serve as the new chair of the SIPA Board of Advisors. Tierney takes over the chairmanship from A. Michael Hoffman, SIPA '73, who served for 7 years . While Hoffman will continue to advise the dean, he has accepted President Lee C. Bollinger's invitation to serve on the University's International Advisory Council.
Tierney will work with Anderson to build the SIPA Board, which she and Hoffman launched in 1998. The SIPA Board of Advisors brings together a select group of distinguished and successful professionals in various fields of international and public affairs to provide advice and assistance to the dean, represent the School's mission, and promote its interests.
Tierney is managing member of Development Capital and General Partner of Aperture Venture Partners, L.P., an early stage venture capital fund focused on the healthcare industry. His other private investment entity, Tierney Family Investors, is involved in a myriad of private direct investments in partnership with leading entrepreneurs.
Tierney serves as a director of UAL Corporation (the parent company of United Airlines), Liz Claiborne, Inc., Earth Color, Inc., Nina McLemore, Inc., The Argentine Investment Fund, and the Advisory Board of the U.S. Committee for Refugees. Tierney has been elected to Who's Who in American Business and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is chair of the board of directors of TechnoServe, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation engaged in economic development in Africa and Latin America. Tierney is an adjunct professor at SIPA and Columbia's Business School, and has served as an Executive-in-Residence at the Business School.
"I am delighted that Paul Tierney has agreed to serve as chair at this critical moment in SIPA's history -- on the eve of its 60 th anniversary in 2006," said Anderson. "Paul brings great energy and enthusiasm for SIPA's mission. I am confident he will help the School to become even stronger, both financially and academically, and even more visible in the global public policy arena in the coming years."