Steve Coll, a former managing editor of the Washington Post, was named the new dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism on Monday.
Coll, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will replace Nicholas Lemann, who has been dean since 2003. He will begin his new role on July 1, 2013.
“Steve Coll is one of the most experienced and respected journalists of his generation,” Columbia University president Lee Bollinger said. “Sweeping changes in digital technology and the global marketplace have created unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the news media that demand our constant reflection on the mission and substance of a modern journalism education. Our Journalism School is thriving today because of its innovative response to these developments, and Steve’s breadth of experience as a reporter, editor, author and executive make him ideally suited to lead the School in the years ahead.
Coll is a staff writer at the New Yorker, and is the outgoing president of the New America Foundation. He was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2012.