Oral history interview with Robert J. Seman, 2012

 

Name
Seman, Robert J (Interviewee)
Grele, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Robert J. Seman, 2012
Abstract
Born in Yonkers, NY to Catholic family; education and career: received his BA from Mercy College in finance, first job as cost accountant at manufacturing firm, worked in the water department of the City of Yonkers, budgeting systems as North Central Bronx Hospital, invited to work at the Rockefeller Foundation, hired as controller at Carnegie Corporation of New York; comparison between the leaders hip of David A. Hamburg and Vartan Gregorian; comparison between Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation; development of Investment Committee; Carnegie colleagues: Edward M. Sermier, D. Ellen Shuman; management of endowment and administrative costs before and after the 2008 financial crisis; differences in accounting across programs: domestic and international programs, working with auditors; promotion to vice president; future of Carnegie Corporation.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Subjects
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Endowments; Gregorian, Vartan; Seman, Robert J; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2012
Physical Description
39 pages. + index; 1 digital audio file (132 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Grele on March 28, 2012.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Robert J. Seman
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
11291629
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-9ms6-1b41
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.