Nominate someone for alumni-elected trustee

Know any Cornellians with integrity, common sense, a record of leadership, and a demonstrated commitment to Cornell? It's your right to nominate someone as a candidate for alumni-elected trustee. Alumni vote every year, so get to know the qualifications of this important office.


During an election in April, Cornell alumni selected two new members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. The new alumni-elected trustees are John Boochever ’81 of Washington, DC, and Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 of Pittsford, New York.

“More than 16,000 alumni made their voices heard by choosing from a slate of highly-engaged Cornellians,” said Margie Wang ’79, chair of the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations. “We are pleased to welcome John and Yonn to the 64-member governing board of the university.”

Voting in the annual election is one of the most important ways alumni can engage in the life of the university, Wang added.

Boochever and Rasmussen begin their four-year terms on July 1.

Cornell Board of Trustees Executive Committee chair Jan Rock Zubrow '77 and Board chair Robert S. Harrison '76

Trustees aim for the university's long-term health

In a Cornell Chronicle interview, Board chair Robert S. Harrison '76 and Executive Committee chair Jan Rock Zubrow '77 describe how trustees are ensuring that Cornell, a "truly democratic university," thrives in perpetuity.