Diane McKoy

Diane McKoy ’00TC, ’02TC, recently retired as Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. After 42 years of service, she continues to work as an adjunct. McKoy received a BA from Yale University and MA and MEd from Teachers College. She is very interested in issues of access for underrepresented students and has long been an advocate and activist for providing access to students that transcend socioeconomic, racial, and gender lines. She has been involved in many facets of undergraduate life but is known for her work with under-resourced students and assisting them in navigating the intricacies of Columbia and preparing them for life after. She was the recipient of the Black Alumni Council Heritage Award in 2018 for her efforts. Her Columbia contributions include serving on the Coeducation Committee for Columbia College, spearheading the Alumni Recruitment Committee at Columbia College, and serving as the first Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment. McKoy co-founded a college preparatory program in Hamilton Heights and has worked with the A Better Chance program that is part of the Wadleigh High School in Harlem; she is a proud graduate of the program. Her work extends nationally and internationally. She served on the editorial board of the Journal of College Admission, published by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. She served as liaison for Africa for the Department of State/College Board program in the Office of Overseas Schools; she traveled extensively internationally to extol the virtues of higher education in the United States.

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