The Trustees of Columbia University
Overall governance of the University lies in the hands of its Board of Trustees. The trustees select the president, oversee all faculty and senior administrative appointments, monitor the budget, supervise the endowment, and protect University property.
Adam Pritzker is the Founder and CEO of Assembled Universe, an investment group developing the next generation of consumer, software, and financial services companies. Assembled Universe's subsidiaries include Assembled Brands Capital, a partnership with Oaktree Capital Management to provide growth capital to a consumer brands, Kid Made Modern, a DIY arts-and-crafts company to inspire kids through creativity, Khaite, a women’s ready-to-wear collection that reimagines classic American sportswear, and Assembled Financial, consumer financial services company serving underbanked communities.
Adam is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Future Now, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving Americans’ lives by winning state legislative majorities and working with them to achieve goals for the common good. Future Now serves over 800 lawmakers committed to Americas Goals, a progressive blueprint for state lawmakers with model legislation and policy research.
Adam co-founded General Assembly, a leading education company providing workforce-training in technology, business, and design, which has trained over one million students since inception. General Assembly was acquired by The Adecco Group in 2018.
Adam serves as a Trustee of Columbia University, where he studied economics and sustainable development with Jeffrey D. Sachs and graduated with a B.A. in Social Anthropology.