Phoebe Arnold – Project Coordinator for Planning & Community Affairs at Columbia University

A proud Harlem native, Phoebe-Sade Arnold is a Project Coordinator for Planning & Community Affairs. Phoebe's responsibilities include project tracking, constituency outreach, and oversight of special projects and programs that relate to matters of urban planning, land use, and community affairs. Working in conjunction with the Associate Vice President of [...]


Thomas Bailey – President of Teachers College

Thomas R. Bailey is the eleventh President of Teachers College, Columbia University. He has served on the College’s faculty for the past 27 years and is the George & Abby O’Neill Professor of Economics & Education. An economist with specialties in education, labor economics, and econometrics, Dr. Bailey is widely [...]


Sian Leah Beilock – President of Barnard College

Sian Beilock is the 8th President of Barnard College. A cognitive scientist by training, she is focused on further developing Barnard as a singular institution. Prior to her appointment, Beilock spent twelve years at the University of Chicago and served in a variety of roles, such as the Stella M. [...]


Matthew J. Camp – Director of Government Relations at Teachers College

Matthew Camp is a government relations expert with 15 years of experience in politics, public policy, and advocacy and is currently the Director of Government Relations for Teachers College, Columbia University, where he cultivates relationships with government officials, develops innovative education programs, and secures funding for the College. He is [...]


Monica Coen Christensen – Dean of Students at Manhattan School of Music

Dr. Monica Coen Christensen currently serves as Dean of Students at Manhattan School of Music and also holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Higher & Post-secondary education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She previously served full-time as Lecturer in the Higher and Post-secondary Education Department at Teachers College. [...]


Virginia Connor – Head of School at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

Appointed in 1993, Virginia Connor is the longest serving female head of an ongoing school in New York City through her role as Head of School at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's. Virginia has taught every elementary grade and has been a director of lower school, a director of middle [...]


Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III – Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

With over 40 years of experience as a bishop and church leader prior to becoming the Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III has been to be a steward of the Cathedral’s growth. Rev. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree from the [...]


Carlton Davis – President of the General Grant Houses Tenant’s Assocation

Since 2015, Carlton Davis has been President of the General Grant Houses Tenant's Association. Davis has had 10 years of experience in the federal government as an assistant head of recruitment manager with the Navy—in addition to being a film producer and a former boxer and rapper. He aims to [...]


Brent Dickman – Vice President for Finance & Operations at Union Theological Seminary

Since August 2016, Brent Dickman has been the Vice President for Finance and Operations at Union Theological Seminary. He has over 20 years of experience working in higher education administration. Prior to his joining Union Theological Seminary, Brent worked at Yale University for seven years, first as the Associate Dean [...]


Elise Dowell – Vice Chancellor for Communications and External Affairs at Jewish Theological Seminary

As JTS's vice chancellor for communications and external affairs, Elise Dowell guides the institution’s strategic communications, oversees external relations, and serves as an ambassador for JTS to the public. Elise, who joined JTS in 2002, was named chief communications officer in 2008. She has implemented a major rebranding initiative, enhanced [...]


Arnold Eisen – Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary

Since 2007, Arnold Eisen has served as the Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), where he has placed significant emphasis on strengthening Jewish learning in communities, creating programs that extend the reach of JTS’s scholarship and resources beyond the campus to Jewish learners around the world. Eisen’s initiatives at [...]


Loftin Flowers – Associate Vice President for Government Relations at Columbia University

Loftin Flowers is the Associate Vice President for Government Relations and leads the University’s engagement and advocacy efforts with federal, state and city government. Loftin holds a B.A. in History from Haverford College and an M.P.A. from Columbia University. Prior to his role at Columbia, Loftin worked in Washington, DC [...]


James Gandre – President of Manhattan School of Music

Dr. James Gandre, an educator and musician with a deep commitment to students and the development of American conservatory learning, returned to Manhattan School of Music to assume the presidency in May 2013. He had previously served the School for fifteen years. In 2000, Gandre became Dean of Chicago College [...]


Marc Gary – Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of Jewish Theological Seminary

As executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of JTS, Marc Gary is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the institution. As a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Gary participates in the establishment of strategy and overall direction for JTS. He is a member of the JTS Board of Trustees [...]


Vincent Melito – Director of Facilities & Site Operations at International House

Vincent Melito holds a degree in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and has completed Graduate studies at Adelphi University and Harvard Graduate School. His 27 years of experience in Design, Construction, Facilities Management and International Business has led him to a successful career holding positions at NatWest Bank, [...]


Arthur Gianelli – President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Arthur Gianelli is the current President of Mount Sinai St. Luke's. Prior to joining St. Luke's, Gianelli worked at the Nassau Health Care Corporation, a publicly run healthcare delivery system that provides high-quality care to Nassau County's most vulnerable populations, first as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and [...]


Serene Jones – President of the Union Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th President of the Union Theological Seminary. The first woman to head the 182-year-old institution, Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy. She is a Past President of the American Academy of Religion, which annually hosts the world’s largest gathering [...]


Rev. Michael Livingston – Executive Minister of Riverside Church

The Rev. Michael Livingston is the Executive Minister at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. He is the former Interfaith Worker Justice National Policy Director and served as the Director of IWJ's Washington, D.C. office from 2012 until 2014. He served as IWJ's voice in the halls of Congress and with [...]


Victoria Mason-Ailey – Associate Vice President for Planning and Community Affairs at Columbia University

As Associate Vice President for Planning and Community Affairs, Victoria Mason-Ailey is responsible for interfacing with area residents and stakeholders on matters of urban planning, land use, and community affairs. Victoria is the liaison to civic groups that include the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the Morningside Area Alliance, and [...]


Paula Mayo – President and Executive Director of The Interchurch Center

Paula Mayo is the President and Executive Director of The Interchurch Center, a position she has held since 2008. Ms. Mayo has over thirty years’ experience in the non-profit sector as a senior executive professional. Ms. Mayo has held prominent positions at United Way of New York City and South [...]


Rebecca Merrill – Webmaster & Manager of Communications at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Rebecca Merrill is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Webmaster and Manager of Communications. She is a nonfiction writer with an MFA from The New School and a BS in Journalism from Boston University. Rebecca has previously worked in book publishing and higher education, but was most influenced by [...]


Shailagh Murray – Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University

Shailagh Murray is currently the Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University. She earned her BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her MS in Journalism from Northwestern University. She began her career in journalism, spending more than two decades covering local, national, and international stories for The [...]


Father Daniel O’Reilly – Head of Corpus Christi Parish

Rev. Daniel O’Reilly is pastor of Corpus Christi parish and also the Catholic chaplain at Columbia University. Fr. O’Reilly was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. He attended Regis High School in New York City and majored in philosophy at Princeton University before entering the seminary for the [...]


Lawrence Palfini – Vice President of Facilities Management and Site Operations at International House

Lawrence M. Palfini is the Vice President Facilities and Site Operations of International House. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the capital improvement plan and facilities management requirements for International House’s non-profit educational residential community of over 700 students, scholars and interns from [...]


Sonia Reese – Executive Director of Community Impact

In her role as Executive Director, Sonia Reese has had oversight for the management of 27 community service programs at Community Impact (CI) since 1991. She steers the organization's growth, ensuring that CI achieves successful outcomes for community members. Sonia’s key areas of focus are program development, community and University [...]


Robin Reese – Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Union Theological Seminary

Robin Reese joined the Union Theological Seminary as its new Vice President of Communications and Marketing. Reese’s responsibilities include public relations, marketing, digital strategy, and internal communications. Reese joins Union from Emory University where she served as director of communications for the Emory Brain Health Center where she managed all [...]


Rachel Rivera – Tenant Relations Manager for The Interchurch Center

Rachel Rivera is the Tenant Relations Manager for The Interchurch Center, a position she has held for 10 years. She began her career with the Center in 1997, when she was hired as a temporary receptionist. In her current capacity she is responsible for the management and planning of special [...]


Virginia Ryan – Assistant General Counsel at Barnard College

Virginia Ryan has worked in the Barnard College's Office of the General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to that, she practiced at Fordham Law School for 6 years doing Public Finance transactions. She switched her focus to Higher Education Law and worked at Fordham University Office of the General Counsel [...]


Marian Scott – Director of Community Health Education at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital

Driven by a strong work ethic impressed upon her by her parents and grandparents, Marian Scott earned her bachelor’s in Human Resource Management from the New School in 1993 and has since dedicated her career to giving back to the community. Her belief that everyone has a right to health [...]


Brian Simpson – Director of Communications & Strategy at Riverside Church

Since 2015, Brian Simpson has served in a variety of director-level communication and information technology roles at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, playing a key role in Riverside's branding efforts and new website launch. He came to Riverside from Arizona, where he served as director of [...]


Calvin Sims – President of International House

Calvin Sims is the President of International House, where he helps to foster a vibrant intellectual community that recognizes the evolving landscape for higher education globally. A cross-sector leader with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, philanthropy and international affairs, Sims served as Program Officer for the Ford [...]


Alexa Smith – Chief of Staff in Office of the President at Manhattan School of Music

Alexa Smith is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at Manhattan School of Music. After receiving her from Master’s Degree from MSM in Voice, she pursued a career in opera before becoming the Marketing Director at New York City Opera. There she led marketing efforts and [...]


Nancy Streim – Associate Vice President of Teachers College

Portraits, books, and trustee meeting, Mar 3, 2016 Photo by Bruce Gilbert Nancy Streim has been Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships at Teachers College since 2007. She also has appointments as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost and associate professor of Educational Leadership at [...]