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Suzanne Blum Malley departs college after 25 years, but feels Columbia is in ‘excellent hands’

Suzanne Blum Malley departs college after 25 years, but feels Columbia is in ‘excellent hands’

November 8, 2019

After nearly 25 years of working at Columbia, Senior Associate Provost Suzanne Blum Malley has acquired institutional knowledge of the college described by some as irreplaceable, but when the opportu...

Suzanne Blum Malley named provost at Methodist University

Suzanne Blum Malley named provost at Methodist University

November 3, 2019

Former-interim provost Suzanne Blum Malley has been named provost of Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she will be reunited with Columbia's former Senior Vice Preside...

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

August 19, 2019

In Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David’s first collegewide address since arriving in June, she went out of her way to show faculty she understood them, emphasizing her deep appreciatio...

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

June 3, 2019

With a cape gifted from students at Manifest, incoming Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David enters the college in the midst of some of its biggest challenges, including years of declining e...

Columbia one of ‘healthiest’ institutions, says associate provost to Faculty Senate

Columbia one of ‘healthiest’ institutions, says associate provost to Faculty Senate

March 19, 2019

Columbia will remain in the Higher Learning Commission's open pathway, which is recommended exclusively to the healthiest institutions accredited by the commission, according to Associate Provost for Acc...

Marcella David on Columbia: “There is nothing that would keep me from coming”

Marcella David on Columbia: “There is nothing that would keep me from coming”

March 15, 2019

Marcella David will be the new senior vice president and provost starting June 3, according to a March 13 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. The college has been searching for a provost...

Marcella David named new senior vice president and provost

Marcella David named new senior vice president and provost

March 13, 2019

Marcella David has been named Columbia's new senior vice president and provost, effective June 3. David is currently the Betty T. Ferguson Visiting Professor of Law at Florida State University and w...

Difference in candidates could mean easier provost selection

Difference in candidates could mean easier provost selection

March 1, 2019

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's provost selection, which will likely be announced in March, will mark a distinct path for the future of Columbia and its leadership.Kim said the differences between the t...

Provost candidate Lourdes María Alvarez impresses faculty

Provost candidate Lourdes María Alvarez impresses faculty

February 8, 2019

The first of two final candidates to be Columbia's next provost, Lourdes María Alvarez, visited campus Feb. 7 and impressed faculty by deftly discussing sensitive issues, including the need for improve...

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

April 29, 2018

The link between climate change and its disproportionate impact on low-income communities may not often be seen, but it does exist, said Jacqueline Patterson, director of the National Association for t...

Faculty Senate continues discussion on program discontinuations

Faculty Senate continues discussion on program discontinuations

April 17, 2018

Columbia's Faculty Senate disagreed with the provost's decision to discontinue the college's education and creative arts therapies programs and proposed the first pay raise—5 percent—for all...

Chicago Turns Up For C2E2

April 16, 2018

Thousands turned up for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as C2E2, to see the latest in comics, art, gaming, movies, and pop culture while many cosplayed as their favorite ch...

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