Columbia Commits Another $100 Million to Faculty Diversity

Columbia has expanded its commitment to faculty diversity by dedicating another $100 million—$50 million from CUMC and $50 million from the remainder of the university—over the next five years to support recruitment and career development for faculty who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education.

The medical center and Morningside campuses will each have their own committees to administer grants for faculty retention, dual-career support, and mid-career investment for recently tenured faculty.

Anne Taylor, MD, senior vice president for faculty affairs and career development at CUMC, will administer the program at the medical center. Dennis Mitchell, DDS, vice provost for faculty diversity and inclusion for the University, will administer the program for the undergraduate schools, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. 

“Diversity is not just in the numbers, but also about inclusion and success,” says Dr. Taylor. “We should be nurturing and training the next group of leaders.