DASNY President Tours Columbia’s New Manhattanville Campus

October 23, 2017

Gerrard Bushell, president and CEO of DASNY, joined Colin Redhead, deputy treasurer of Columbia University and other Columbia officials on a walkthrough of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus. DASNY helps to finance and build health care and education institutions throughout New York State, and it issued $50 million in Green Bonds to help fund construction of the Greene Science Center. During the tour, Willmouth Elmes, an AVP for Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group, delivered news that the Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Following the tour, Bushell praised Columbia's approach to the Manhattanville campus. "Engaging our youth and communities with science and technology presents value beyond measure. Where Columbia University and the community now intersect, residents of West Harlem and Upper Manhattan will have the ability to embrace opportunities to collaborate and create," said Bushell. "I was also impressed with Columbia's support of minority- and women-owned business enterprises and local business through its workforce participation programs. I am proud that DASNY has been able to support these projects, which helps ensure that Columbia University will remain and grow as an economic development engine."