Rob Goldberg

Robert Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer, Barnard College

Robert Goldberg is the Chief Operating Officer at Barnard College where he is responsible for the College’s finances, campus services, human resources, and information technology. Mr. Goldberg served as Barnard’s Interim President during the spring of 2017.

Prior to becoming COO at Barnard in 2014, Mr. Goldberg completed a 25 year career in public service in the federal government, most recently as the Director of the Office of US Foreign Assistance Resources at the Department of State (2010-2014) where he managed all aspects of the $32 billion foreign assistance budget for the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development.

From 1995 to 2014, Mr. Goldberg served in various roles at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. Goldberg served as OMB’s Deputy Associate Director for International Affairs (2003-2009), the senior career official responsible for budget and policy matters related to the US government’s international affairs program. Mr. Goldberg was the Chief of the Force Structure and Investment Branch of OMB’s National Security Division (2000-2003) and began his tenure at OMB as a senior budget analyst
(1995-2000). Mr. Goldberg began his government career as an evaluator in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the General Accounting Office (GAO – now known as the Government Accountability Office).

Mr. Goldberg is on the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative where he serves as the Chair of its Finance and Audit Committee. Mr. Goldberg holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in international relations from The
George Washington University.