Administrative reorganization follows key departures

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President Lee C. Bollinger announced several promotions among members of his senior administration this summer; the personnel changes follow the departure of two of Columbia’s top officials, Joseph Ienuso ’01BUS and Robert Kasdin.

In a July 28 e-mail, Bollinger said that David Greenberg, the executive director and chief operating officer of Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, has been named executive vice president for university facilities and operations. In this position, he is now in charge of construction and new-building design, campus public safety, campus services for students, and building and grounds maintenance. Greenberg takes over these responsibilities from Ienuso, who left the University this summer for a position at North Shore–LIJ Health System, a network of eighteen hospitals in New York State.

“David will continue his involvement with the Zuckerman Institute as he takes on these other critical responsibilities, including oversight of Manhattanville construction and ongoing University operations,” Bollinger wrote. 

Anne Sullivan, who has served as Columbia’s executive vice president for finance since 2007, now also oversees Columbia’s office of information technology (CUIT), Bollinger announced. She takes over that responsibility from Robert Kasdin, who stepped down as senior executive vice president in May for a senior leadership position at Johns Hopkins University.

“Anne will continue to be responsible for the overall financial health of the institution,” wrote Bollinger. “I also have asked Anne to provide strategic oversight to CUIT with the expectation that she will continue to elevate digital learning at Columbia and strengthen the technology vital to our academic growth. As I have in the past, I will continue to rely on Anne for other University management issues, as well.”

The departures of Ienuso and Kasdin, who had been in their respective positions for more than a decade, have precipitated other changes. Philip Pitruzzello, who previously reported to Ienuso, has been promoted to senior vice president for Manhattanville development, reporting directly to Bollinger. Orin Herskowitz, who worked under Kasdin as vice president of intellectual property and technology transfer, now also reports directly to Bollinger. Provost John Coatsworth, meanwhile, has assumed responsibility for the University’s division of human resources, taking over the duty from Kasdin. 

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