Monday, March 18, 2013

NAF President Steve Coll Stepping Down

New America Foundation (NAF) President Steve Coll has been named Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Think Tank Watch previously noted that Coll, last year, had announced his intention to step down as President of NAF.  Here is what was written then:
Steve Coll today announced his intention to step down as President of New America Foundation (NAF) later this year. Coll has led NAF for the last five years.

Coll, who is working on a follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Ghost Wars, said that the amount of international travel required for his new book "will make it virtually impossible" for him to continue serving as President.

NAF said that when a new president is in place, Coll will transition into a Senior Fellow position with NAF's National Security Studies Program, which is directed by Peter Bergen.
NAF said that the Board-led search for a new president is underway and is being chaired by David Bradley, Chairman and Owner of Atlantic Media Company. Bradley, who founded and owned The Advisory Board Company and the Corporate Executive Board, is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Coll's new role about Columbia University will begin July 1, 2013, according to a press release.

Slate's Matthew Yglesias notes that the estimated cost to attend Columbia's journalism school for the 2103-2014 academic year is $83,884.