Robert Kasdin was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia University in March 2002 and assumed his responsibilities as of September 1, 2002. Prior to joining Columbia University, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the University of Michigan. Before his service at the University of Michigan, he was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Vice President and General Counsel for Princeton University Investment Company. He started his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Mr. Kasdin serves on several boards. He is President of the Board of Trustees of The Dalton School, and a trustee of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation.
Mr. Kasdin earned his A.B. from Princeton and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.