Steve Coll, Winner of Pulitzer Prize, Will Lead Columbia U.’s Journalism School

Steve Coll, a veteran journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has been named dean of Columbia University’s journalism school, the university announced on Monday. Mr. Coll is the departing president of the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank. He has led that group since 2007 and last summer announced his intent to step down. At Columbia, Mr. Coll will succeed Nicholas Lemann, who has served as the school’s dean since 2003.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll as the new Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2013. Coll replaces Nicholas Lemann, who has served as dean since 2003.

“Steve Coll is one of the most experienced and respected journalists of his generation,” said Bollinger.

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