In May, the Columbia Community Advisory Council met for the first time and introduced 20 new members, alongside the four co-chairs. Below, hear from two new members on why they are excited about the work and find the whole list of members.
Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art and Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Chair Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, Art History, and Archaeology
“The Columbia University Community Advisory Council emphasizes education in the broadest sense. We are tasked with offering university resources (whether material, pedagogical, or otherwise) to our neighborhood and city. At the same time, the council provides a framework through which we can learn from those outside our own halls. I like the idea of approaching this endeavor through the lens of reciprocity.”
Vice Provost for the Fourth Purpose and Strategic Impact; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Office of the Provost
"There is so much meaningful work our faculty and students are already doing with the Upper Manhattan community. By building on this work alongside our community partners, this council can build a process by which Columbia's research and innovation find a pathway to making a positive impact on our neighbors."