Duchesne Drew ’89CC, the president of Minnesota Public Radio, and Keith Goggin ’91JRN, a private investor and proprietary trader, were recently elected to Columbia University’s Board of Trustees.
Drew, who was the Columbia Daily Spectator’s news editor and mentored high-school students at the Double Discovery Center while studying history at Columbia College, spent most of his career at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where he began as an intern and rose to the upper echelons of the newsroom, serving as managing editor of operations. He then worked for several years in philanthropy, as vice president of the Bush Foundation, a Saint Paul–based nonprofit that supports social-service organizations. He has been president of Minnesota Public Radio since 2020, overseeing the programming, strategy, and daily operations of a network of forty-six stations. An active College alumnus, he has served on the Spectator’s Board of Trustees.
Goggin earned a master’s degree from Columbia’s School of Journalism after studying economics at Colgate University. He started out as a financial reporter and then became a finance professional, working as a research manager in the derivative-securities division of the American Stock Exchange and eventually as a market maker and specialist there and on the New York Stock Exchange. Goggin serves on the journalism school’s Board of Visitors and on the Columbia Alumni Association’s board, of which he is a past chair. He also serves on the board of governors and executive committee of the Columbia University Club of New York, the board of Columbia Global Reports, the Columbia Climate Board of Advisors, the president’s council for Columbia World Projects, and the campaign executive committee for the Columbia Commitment. Goggin received Columbia’s Alumni Medal in 2013 and the journalism school’s Founder’s Award in 2016.
Goggin is also the lead donor among a group of alumni who recently established the CAA Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial assistance and alumni mentorship to students at every school.