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Michelle Gates

Five years, five CFOs

February 29, 2016

Michelle Gates, vice president of Business Affairs and chief financial officer, has left the college just one year and nine months after being hired in June 2014. Her last day was Feb. 26, according to a ...

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student debt

Nonprofit aims to help artists manage student  debt

By Campus Editor

December 14, 2015

As mounting student debt generates a national conversation, a Columbia alumnus aims to help artists pay off loans, afford rent and continue to pursue their passions.Derrick Trumbly, a 2005 theatre alumnus...

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

New leadership in Columbia’s Office of Business Affairs

By Samuel Charles

January 24, 2011

After Columbia’s former Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Affairs Michael DeSalle stepped down from the position he held for 22 years at the end of the fall 2010 semester, the college acted within a week to find someone to fill the vacancy. Patricia Heath, a principal partner at the executive services firm Tatum, was named interim CFO and vice president of Business Affairs until the assigned committee...

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