Gerald Rosberg joined Columbia as its senior vice president in July 2016. In that role he acts as senior advisor to the president across all areas of the university, working directly with the provost and other members the president’s executive team and the university’s academic leadership, particularly focused on strategic planning and long-term goals.
Before coming to Columbia, Rosberg was the senior vice president–planning and development of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). Prior to joining Graham Holdings in 1996, Rosberg was with Computer Associates International, Inc., where he was senior vice president and general counsel and then senior vice president of business development. Before joining Computer Associates, Rosberg was a partner in the Washington office of Dewey Ballantine, where he specialized in litigation and federal regulatory matters.
From 1974 to 1982, Rosberg was on the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School. In 1980-1981, he served as counselor on international law in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. Rosberg graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.
He is a member of the board of trustees of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, Calif., and of the Studio Theatre of Washington, D.C.