Treasury - About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of the Treasurer is to protect and enhance the financial resources of the University through effective cash management, prudent borrowing and careful attention to risk. With integrity and dedication, we establish partnerships with our customers and financial institutions.  Together we explore, develop and deliver creative solutions to meet the needs of Columbia University today and tomorrow.



The Office of the Treasury comprises three major areas:


Cash Management and Operations

Debt and Capital Planning

Insurance and Risk Management


We also have shared responsibility for Global Support.

Who We Are

Barbara Hough

Vice President, Controller and Treasurer


Elise Caraveo

Business Manager


Office of the Treasurer
615 West 131st Street
Studebaker Building 3rd Floor
(212) 854-1056