Ralph joined the Office of Alumni and Development in November 2017 to lead a comprehensive cross-campus fundraising effort for the Data Science Institute (DSI). Working in close partnership with the DSI director, as well as faculty and staff, Ralph creates and manages a development plan to support the Institute and Columbia’s strategic mission and goals.  He has more than 28 years of development-related experience at five leading universities and two prestigious arts organizations.  Ralph received his B.S. in industrial engineering and M.B.A. from Binghamton University, State University of New York.