Rawlings to expand ‘One Cornell’ vision during State of the University address

WHAT:          State of the University address and other events coinciding with Cornell Trustee-Council Annual Meeting. WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. WHERE:        Cornell University campus in Ithaca. MEDIA:         Media members are invited to cover the State of the University address, as well as other events during the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting. To […]

Report offers Cornell University options to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035

ITHACA, N.Y. – Last spring, Provost Michael Kotlikoff called on the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group to explore options for the Ithaca campus to achieve climate neutrality by 2035, including a detailed financial analysis and feasibility study that would allow the university to make decisions based on costs and benefits in the context of its […]

Vijay Pendakur named Cornell University’s next dean of students

ITHACA, N.Y. – Vijay Pendakur, associate vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell’s next dean of students. He will assume the post Jan. 3, 2017. Pendakur, a practitioner and scholar of diversity and inclusion work, currently leads student support units at Cal State Fullerton, including […]

Accounting scholar Mark Nelson named dean of Cornell’s Johnson School

ITHACA, N.Y. – Mark Nelson, Cornell professor of accounting, has been named the 12th dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Nelson, the Eleanora and George Landew Professor of Management, will begin his five-year term as the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean July 1. He will succeed Soumitra Dutta, who will step […]

Ithaca College’s Gerald Hector named vice president for financial affairs at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – Gerald Hector, vice president for finance and administration at Ithaca College, has been named Cornell’s new vice president for financial affairs, Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and chief financial officer, announced today. He will join Cornell Aug. 1. Hector will be a member of DeStefano’s senior team, developing and monitoring university financial […]

Kate Walsh is interim dean of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration

ITHACA, N.Y. – Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, associate professor of organizational management, has been named interim dean of the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced today. Walsh will begin a two-year term July 1. She succeeds Michael Johnson, the Bradley H. Stone Dean of SHA, whose term ends June 30. “Kate has […]

$25M gift supports new MBA center in Ithaca’s Collegetown

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management has boldly expanded its footprint in recent years with the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA in New York City and the Cornell Tsinghua MBA/FMBA in Beijing. Now, thanks to the generosity of staunch supporter and longtime adviser David Breazzano, MBA ’80, the school is expanding […]

Lorin Warnick named dean of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

ITHACA, N.Y. – Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, Ph.D. ’94, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, effective May 6. His appointment was approved this week by the Executive Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and ratified by the Board […]

Presidential search underway at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The search for Cornell’s 14th president has officially begun with the formation of a Presidential Search Committee, chaired by trustee Jan Rock Zubrow ’77, that plans to be as inclusive and thorough as possible. Zubrow led the search committee two years ago that recommended Elizabeth Garrett as the university’s 13th president. Garrett […]

Kenneth Miranda of the IMF named Cornell’s chief investment officer

ITHACA, N.Y. – Kenneth Miranda, director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) investment office, has been selected as Cornell’s chief investment officer, Provost and Acting President Michael Kotlikoff announced today. Miranda will manage Cornell’s $6 billion investment portfolio and lead the Office of University Investments, starting July 1. Director of the IMF’s investment office since […]