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. He also served as interim president during the spring of 2017.

Previously, Goldberg completed 25 years of service with the federal government, most recently as the director of the Office of U.S. 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 and for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

From 1995 to 2014, Goldberg served in various roles at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including deputy associate director for international affairs, the senior career official responsible for budget and policy matters related to the U.S. government’s international affairs program; chief of the Force Structure and Investment Branch of OMB’s National Security Division; and senior budget analyst. His first public sector role was evaluator in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the former General Accounting Office (now Government Accountability Office).

He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in international relations from George Washington University.