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Jan. 29, 2008

Statement by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger on the
announcement of Debora L. Spar as the next president of Barnard College:

We are delighted to welcome Debora Spar to the Barnard-Columbia community. Her appointment opens an exciting new chapter for this premier women's college. We share Barnard's enthusiasm and know that Professor Spar's arrival will continue to enhance our longstanding and successful partnership with Barnard. She is a respected scholar whose admired teaching and pioneering research have provided new perspectives on many areas of business, government and our society. I very much look forward to working with her in the years ahead.