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Senior Executive Vice President

Robert Kasdin

About Robert Kasdin

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 a trustee of the Harbor Funds and Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance. He is also on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and The ARTstor Digital Library. He chaired the Board of Trustees of the Dalton School and co-chaired the Transition Committee for New York City Comptroller. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Kasdin earned his A.B. from Princeton and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

The Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) leads operating departments, financial management and innovation enterprises at Columbia University. He also works closely with the Provost and with schools and academic departments on a range of matters. In addition to overseeing the ongoing operations of the University, the SEVP also sponsors a number of University-wide initiatives that have been undertaken to improve operations and services. The Senior Executive Vice President reports directly to the President of the University.

Contact Us

Pamela Rogers, Executive Assistant to Robert Kasdin

By Mail:
Office of the Senior Executive Vice President
Columbia University
311 Low Library
Mail Code 4342
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027 
By Phone/Fax:
Tel: 212-854-1779
Fax: 212-854-9978 
By Email:

Executive Staff

Linda Mischel Eisner, Director of Special Projects
Office of the Senior Executive Vice President

Tel: 212-854-9557
Fax: 212-854-9558
Email: lmischel@columbia.edu

Columbia University Facilities
Joseph Ienuso, Executive Vice President of Facilities and Operations
Columbia University Facilities provides an environment that supports education and research at Columbia University. Services range from planning and managing complex new building construction to daily building and grounds maintenance for academic and administrative departments on campus, as well as dining, housing, and Student Health Service. Columbia University Facilities also provides public safety services at the University and manages real estate holdings.

Tel: 212-854-3291
Fax: 212-854-8951
Email: ji4@columbia.edu

Office of Finance
Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance oversees the following areas: University Budget & Financial Planning, Office of Controller, Internal Audit, Procurement, Treasury, and Socially Responsible Investing.

Tel: 212-854-4038
Fax: 212-854-7997
Email: asullivan@columbia.edu

Columbia Technology Ventures
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director and Vice President of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Columbia Technology Ventures is the Technology Transfer arm of Columbia University. In addition to the marketing and licensing of intellectual property, it serves as the major interface with industry developing sponsored research contracts and special relationships.

Tel: 212-854-1242
Fax: 212-854-8463
Email: Orin.Herskowitz@columbia.edu

Columbia University Information Technology
Gaspare S. LoDuca, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) provides Columbia University students, faculty and staff with central computing and communications services including email, telephone service, Web publishing, computer labs and electronic classrooms, course management and student information applications, office and administrative applications, and management of the high-speed campus Ethernet and wireless networks. CUIT also manages an array of computer labs, terminal clusters, ColumbiaNet stations, multimedia classrooms, and provides a variety of technical support services.

Tel: 212-854-7474
Fax: 212-854-1088
Email: Gaspare.loduca@columbia.edu

Columbia University Human Resources
Dianne Kenney, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Columbia University Human Resources is committed to advancing a culture that fosters an engaged workforce by supporting personal and professional development where our people are recognized, respected and rewarded for their contributions. We are a department committed to operational excellence, ethical leadership and expanding the value and effectiveness of the services we offer to support the University’s mission and the community in which we live and work. Services provided by CUHR include the management of faculty/staff benefits, administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements, training and professional development, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, development and administration of HR policy and management of HR systems.

Email: dkenney@columbia.edu
Tel: 212-851-0623
Fax: 212-851-7023