Lee C. Bollinger has announced that he will conclude his service as Columbia’s president at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year, bringing to a close a historic era for the 268-year-old university that has brought extraordinary physical and intellectual transformation. President Bollinger is the longest-serving Ivy League president.
Since 2002, when President Bollinger was inaugurated, Columbia has flourished as a center of academic excellence that is redefining what it means to be a great research university in the 21st century.
During Bollinger's final year in office, Columbia News is looking back at his extraordinary legacy.
Reflecting On Two Decades
In service to Columbia's mission of building an environment distinguished by comprehensive academic excellence, President Bollinger has pushed for a thoughtful approach to global engagement, spearheaded record-breaking capital campaigns, and overseen the university’s most ambitious physical expansion in more than a century.
Campus & Community
Thought Leadership & Publications
President Bollinger is Columbia’s first Seth Low Professor of the University, a member of the Columbia Law School faculty, and one of the nation's foremost First Amendment scholars.