Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

At Columbia Business School, we believe that diversity strengthens any community or business model and brings it greater success. That's why we're committed to promoting diversity in all its forms by making sure that those from different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds are represented, welcomed, and engaged in our community.

The DEI Initiative was established in summer 2019 and focuses on three areas of strategic importance: 1) community diversity; 2) curriculum and classroom inclusion; and 3) culture and climate.

Our Team

Gita Johar, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Katie Bucaccio, Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standing Committee

The DEI Standing Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students and advises the Vice Dean for DEI. 

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Tim Baldenius, Paul M. Montrone Professor of Private Enterprise in the Faculty of Business
Carri Chan, Associate Professor of Business
Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business; Chair of Management Division
Linda Green, Cain Brothers & Company Professor of Healthcare Management in the Faculty of Business
Paul Tetlock, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business
Shang-Jin Wei, N T Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy

Zelon Crawford, Associate Dean and Dean of Student Affairs
Kate Haupert, Managing Director, Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence
Olivia Haynes, Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Loren Killian, Senior Director of EMBA Administration
Cecilia Manzolillo, Senior Associate Director, MBA Career Education & Advising
Michael Robinson, Director, Admissions
Star Sawyer, Executive Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations

Victor Boadum, EMBA'20
Kyle Finck, MBA'20
Caitlin Gallagher, MBA'20
Engy Lamour, EMBA'20
Camira Powell, MBA'20
Roshan Prakash, MBA'20
Adrianna Samaniego, MBA'20

Contact Us

Feedback for the DEI team? Share your thoughts here. To contact us, please email dei@gsb.columbia.edu.

Office Hours with Vice Dean Johar
Fridays - February 21 and March 6
Please note: Due to the University policies around COVID-19, our March 20th Office Hours have been cancelled. We hope to add additional dates for office hours in late Spring.
2:00pm - 3:00pm in Uris Hall, Room 103
No appointment necessary.