David Grimes

As the Associate Director, Guest Services, David works with the Director to provide oversight of the Hartley Hospitality Desk and supervises the Associate and Assistant Managers of the desk to ensure that students are provided with exceptional customer service in addressing any questions or concerns that they may have during their time living in the residence halls.  In his work, David works closely with Student Life, Residential Life, Campus Operations, Public Safety, Dining, and other University partners. 

David began working at Columbia University in December 2021.  He holds a BA in English and a MS in Educational Administration and Policy Studies with a concentration in Higher Education both from the University at Albany, SUNY.   Prior to working at Columbia, David has previously worked for The New School, Northeastern University, Syracuse University, Johns Hopkins University – Center for Talented Youth, and St. John Fisher College.   In his spare time, David enjoys cooking, traveling, seeing Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, playing kickball and spending time with friends and family in the city.