Anke Nolting to Retire After Nearly 40 Years

Anke Nolting

Anke Nolting, PhD, associate dean and executive director of development and alumni relations at VP&S, retired Dec. 31, 2019, after nearly 40 years of service to the VP&S Alumni Association.

In making the announcement, Lee Goldman, EVP and dean, said, “We are enormously grateful to Anke for her dedication to our institution. Her warmth and presence have welcomed generations of students, faculty, alumni, and donors through our doors—relationships she continued over the years.”

Dr. Nolting joined Columbia University in 1968 as a foreign exchange student and spent two years in the laboratory of neurologist Malcolm B. Carpenter and two years in Eric Kandel’s Center for Neurobiology & Behavior. She joined the VP&S Alumni Association in 1980. Her team has nurtured generations of alumni in the medical school and actively engaged them in many programs and projects. Under Dr. Nolting’s leadership, endowment of professorships increased, including five professorships funded by Clyde Wu’56. Scholarship endowment funds, such as the Kenneth A. Forde Diversity Scholarship, also increased. Her work also contributed to the establishment of key programs in genetics and nurture science, including the Judy Sulzberger’49 Human Genome Center and the Clyde Wu’56 Center for Molecular Biology. “Anke also helped to spearhead the launch of the Wu Family China Center through her strong partnership and friendship with Clyde’56 and Helen Wu and the extended Wu family,” said Dr. Goldman. “These are but a few of Anke’s accomplishments.”

Elizabeth Williams, director of the VP&S Alumni Association, will serve as the primary point of contact for the alumni association.