James Harden

  • Stonehill College, B.A., 1976
  • Columbia, M.B.A., 1978
  • Columbia, M.P.H., 1983

James Harden is the executive responsible for strategic partnerships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He retired in 2011 as president of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, that region’s second largest private employer. Before joining CHS in 2004, he held senior executive positions for 22 years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

At Columbia, Mr. Harden is a former chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Mailman School of Public Health, and he is past chairman of the Columbia Alumni Association, the umbrella organization that connects University alumni worldwide. Mr. Harden is past president of the Columbia Business School Alumni of New York, and he has served on both the University’s Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee and Columbia’s Trustee Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing. He has been awarded Columbia’s Alumni Medal, as well as the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service in Public Health.

Mr. Harden has established two doctoral fellowships at Columbia, and he became a Trustee of the University in 2009.