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Columbia Names Anne Rollow Sullivan as Executive Vice President for Finance

Columbia University has announced the appointment of Anne Rollow Sullivan as the new executive vice president for finance. Sullivan, who was selected after a nationwide search, succeeds Al Horvath, who stepped down earlier this summer.

Anne Rollow Sullivan
Anne Rollow Sullivan

Sullivan joins Columbia from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as senior associate dean for finance and administration since August 2005. In that capacity, she oversaw Wharton’s operating and capital budget, human resources, computing and facilities.

Prior to joining Wharton, Sullivan served Columbia as assistant vice president for administrative planning and financial management. She led a number of initiatives to improve financial reporting and controls for the University, including project management of the redesign and implementation of a new budget process across the University’s 300 budget units, enhancements of financial operations at the medical center, and a review of cash management opportunities for the treasury function.

“Anne Sullivan combines an extraordinary grasp of financial issues in higher education with demonstrated leadership skills,” said Senior Executive Vice President Robert Kasdin. “I know that I speak for many in welcoming her back to Columbia enthusiastically.”

Prior to her first appointment at Columbia, Sullivan was vice president for strategic development and marketing for Fathom Knowledge Network and was formerly a lead consultant in the financial services and health care practice unit of Booz Allen Hamilton, and a financial analyst in the investment banking division of Kidder, Peabody & Co. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, she has a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Published: July 30, 2007
Last modified: Jul 30, 2007