Jane Alexandroff: Celebrating Columbia’s History – 2nd floor Exhibit

Jane Alexandroff was a vital part of the Columbia College community for nearly 40 years. She worked at the College, was the wife of president Mike Alexandroff, and founded Chicago Artists Abroad, a granting agency designed to support Chicago artists performing and exhibiting outside of the United States.

Exhibit runs through May 2013
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor West

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Jane Alexandroff (1928–1996) was the wife of Mirron “Mike” Alexandroff, who served as Columbia College’s president from 1961–1992. She was Columbia’s only other full-time employee from 1955–1962, serving in all administrative capacities. She was active in the civil rights, women’s rights, anti-war and counter culture movements, which coalesced at Columbia College during the period.


The Jane Ann Legnard Alexandroff Scholarship was established to help defray the cost of tuition for one full-time undergraduate senior who is socially involved in his/her community or a non-profit organization. For more information regarding this scholarship, visit the Jane Alexandroff Scholarship page on the Student Financial Services website.