Dean Janow: A Legacy of Leadership
Columbia SIPA salutes Merit E. Janow for her accomplishments as our Dean from July 2013 to December 2021.
This website highlights a broad selection of Janow's work on behalf of the School and its community. She also looked back on her time at SIPA in a recent conversation with SIPA News. (Read the full interview.)
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Under Dean Janow’s leadership, SIPA has strengthened its faculty, created exciting new opportunities for students, pursued innovative research, and engaged with the world like never before. She established ambitious goals for the School and completed two capital campaigns totaling more than $300 million, setting SIPA on a path toward a bright future. Over eight-and-a-half years SIPA’s prominence among global public policy schools increased substantially. The School today is considered among the very best of its kind as a direct result of Dean Janow’s vision, dedication, and effort.
Impact By the Numbers
International Global Policy School by U.S. News & World Report (2019, 2020, 2021)
capital campaigns completed, raising more than $300 million
new research centers launched, expanding knowledge
increase in financial aid budget for master’s students
students and alumni named Presidential Management Fellows