Below, we’ve gathered a handful of photos and stories from an eventful summer as President Shafik prepares for an even busier fall semester, complete with her official presidential inauguration on October 4.
Greeting the Columbia Community
“I could not be happier to join you as a part of this extraordinary community,” President Shafik said in a video address on her first day in the office. “My primary focus in the coming months will be getting to know you better and to listening to your Columbia stories. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you … I hope these conversations will represent the first steps on the journey to even greater heights for Columbia.”