The Office of Student Affairs will be restructured next year, after administrators stopped a national search to find a new dean of Student Affairs this semester.
The elimination of the dean of student affairs position and restructuring of offices may hold positive change, but students should not have been excluded from this decision-making process.
The Office of Student Affairs will be overhauled instead of hiring a new dean of Student Affairs, administrators announced in an email Friday.
When Gloria Brooks Reinish, SEAS ’45, ’48, ’74, stepped onto Columbia’s campus as the first female undergraduate at the School of Engineering and Applied Science in February 1943, she was making history.
The School of Mines—the first iteration of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science—opened in November 1864 on Madison Avenue with three faculty members. Now, 150 years later, SEAS has almost 2,000 faculty, 4,500 students, and a permanent home on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.
Planning is underway for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s 150th anniversary celebration, which will begin in February.
Names and faces: the administrators and student council leaders you should know this fall.
Special interest housing, mental health, and the first female dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are among the storylines to follow this year.
Columbia’s administration saw significant turnover this year, with several deans leaving for positions at other universities and a new dean appointed to lead the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
On Friday, University President Lee Bollinger sat down with Spectator to discuss recent deanship appointments, Manhattanville, faculty housing, and more.
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