John Robichaux is Executive Director of Summer, Inter-Term, and Pre-College Programs at Columbia University, and Executive Director of Educational Partnerships, Visiting Student, Post-Baccalaureate, Executive Education, and Lifelong Learning Programs at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies, where he oversees academic programs serving matriculated and visiting graduate and undergraduate, adult, and pre-college learners.
A global leader in transformative academic programming at the world's top universities, Robichaux has been at the forefront of innovative learning initiatives for traditional and non-traditional university students for nearly two decades. Sometimes called "the dean to world's greatest minds," he holds the distinction of being the only active dean and director in these fields to have held leadership positions at four Ivy Plus universities (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Brown). His extraordinary record of administrative success and mission-driven leadership in these areas is marked by a deep commitment to providing the world's best minds greater access to the world's best classrooms, and to provide the programmatic support necessary to ensure that students have the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to achieve their highest potential, inside and outside the classroom.
A dynamic speaker and experienced executive, Dean Robichaux has also created and executed hundreds of trainings related to executive leadership in university, non-profit, and NGO organizations. He regularly consults internationally in the areas of innovative academic programming and educational and non-profit executive leadership.
A Harvard-educated, award-winning Human Rights scholar, Robichaux's academic research focuses on contemporary issues Politics, Ethics and Religion, with particular focus on International Relations and Human Rights. A highly engaging teacher, he regularly offers courses in Political Science, Religious Studies, International Relations, and Human Rights.
He currently splits his time between the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley and New York City.
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