Useful Contacts

Student Affairs


Elsa Sanchez, Director of Student Affairs, 212-854-3104
Graduate Student Affairs: PhD student recruiting, student advising, internship support.
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Michal Zussman, Graduate Admissions
MS Admissions support, coordination of graduate student orientation.
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Cassandra Kokofu, Student Affairs Manager, 212-854-9108
Undergraduate advising (EE/CE), support for accreditation review (ABET), classroom reservation, requests for access to EE spaces, and course scheduling.
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Dennis Scott-Torbet, Student Affairs Manager, 212-853-2542
Graduate Student Affairs: PhD student recruiting and student advising.

Career Placement

Jennifer Lee, Career Placement Officer, 212-851-9252
Email: ee-career@ee.columbia.edu

MS Student Career Placement, internships, employer relations.

Computing Labs

Dustin King, Senior Systems Administrator, 212-854-6020
helpdesk@ee.columbia.edu 

System administration for EE/CE teaching computing labs (Mudd 1205, 1206, 1214, 1218 and 1235) for students and instructors; computing teaching lab maintenance and upgrades. Maintenance of infrastructure servers.

Teaching Lab Support

John Kazana, Associate Director of Lab Services, 212-854-2427
Email: ee-teachinglabs@ee.columbia.edu

Support for EE teaching labs (Mudd 1205 and 1206) for students and instructors; lab inventory and space lab management & scheduling.

Payroll and Student Accounts

Laura Castillo, Financial Coordinator, 212-854-1745
Email: ee-payroll@ee.columbia.edu

Paycheck distribution and non-faculty salary inquiries, student account reconciliation.

Travel and Business Reimbursements

Maribel Autie, Financial Assistant, 212-854-3105
Email: ee-reimbursements@ee.columbia.edu

Reimbursement requests, food orders, front-desk duties. 

Purchasing

Yoel Rio, Financial Assistant, 212-854-7711
Email: ee-purchasing@ee.columbia.edu

Purchasing Card (P-Card) orders, Requisitions for Purchase Orders, processing vendor invoices.

Events and Communications

Eliese Lissner, Manager of Events and External Relations, 212-854-5019
• Event Inquiries: ee-events@ee.columbia.edu
• Communications Inquiries: ee-news@ee.columbia.edu

Event planning, communications, EE news, website management, external affairs; EE calendars.

Room and Lab Reservations

• Room Reservations: ee-room-res@ee.columbia.edu
• Lab Reservations: ee-teachinglabs@ee.columbia.edu

Human Resources and Faculty Affairs

Susan Ceballo, HR and Academic Affairs Coordinator, 212-854-6578
Email: ee-hr@ee.columbia.edu

Academic appointments processing, including visa for faculty, adjuncts, researchers, graduate students, and visitors; support for faculty promotions and tenure cases; Administrative appointments; support for faculty meetings.

Grants Administration

Sarah Santos, Senior Grants Analyst, 212-851-9356
Email: ee-grants@ee.columbia.edu

Sponsored Projects financial administration, including quarterly reports and reconciliations.

Finance and Budget

Pamela Gordon, Business Manager, 212-854-4358
Email: ee-finance@ee.columbia.edu

EE Budget review and reconciliation, accounts payable, creation of new accounts (unrestricted and gifts), grants management, facilities and operations. 

Finance and Administration

Wendy Villa, Director of Finance and Administration, 212-854-1736
Email: ee-DFA@ee.columbia.edu

All administrative and financial matters, including Human Resources and Academic appointments, Student Affairs, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Sponsored Projects Management, and Operations.