UNIVERSITY SENATE ALUMNI RELATIONS COMMITTEE

                                          COLUMBIA GLOBAL CENTERS

                                                             OVERVIEW

January 27, 2012

 

OBJECTIVE

-To develop a plan to maximize the effective utilization of the Columbia Global Centers (CGC’s) throughout the world.

BACKGROUND

-Beginning three years ago Columbia University has opened eight Global Centers run by managing directors in: Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro
Santiago.

COLUMBIA GLOBAL CENTERS’ MISSION

-The Mission of the CGC’s is to support the following constituencies: Students, Faculty, Alumni, Indigenous population and local educational/cultural/governmental & business institutions.

-To further the goals of these constituencies the following initiatives would be implemented:

Students: Study Abroad programs; Internships/externships; Cultural Exchange; Fifth Year of Study Abroad

Faculty: Research Opportunities; Consultative Opportunities; Special Lectures to Audiences Overseas.

Alumni: Engage Alumni with the University, the CGC and One Another; Professional Development for Indigenous People & Instituations

KEY INITIATIVES

-Communications Plan to Rank & File and to people who will make an impact; Get the message out of what the CGC’s have to offer and how they can benefit students, faculty, alumni. Advertise in all University publications. Update the CGC Web-site to make it more user friendly with contact information on the benefits of the CGC.

-Advertise programs offered by CGC’s as part of the Columbia Travel Program
-Offer to students 5th Year of Study overseas.

-Utilize the local Columbia Clubs in conjunction with the CGC’s for events, study programs, lectures.

-Develop special event (s) to maximize exposure of CGC’s (i.e. Special Awards dinner in the US and around the world in conjunction with local Columbia Clubs; participate in the Fall Global Leadership Conference with the Trustees, Key Administrators, High Impact Alumni)

-Promote the CGC as an ambassadorial arm of Columbia University in its local area.