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Columbia University President Bollinger to Step Down After Two-Decade Run

  • He raised $13 billion during his tenure, which began in 2002
  • Presidents of NYU, Howard University also stepping down
Lee Bollinger
Lee BollingerPhotographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg
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Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University and a key figure in transforming a part of Upper Manhattan, is stepping down after more than two decades, the longest tenure in the Ivy League. 

Bollinger, 75, will leave in June 2023 and remain at the school to teach full-time, he said Thursday in a statement. He joined Columbia in 2002 from the University of Michigan.