Amira Walia ’22 and Alice Katz Berglas ’66, a life member of the Cornell University Council, get to know one another.

Leadership

Trustees and Council members hear student stories during TCAM 2018

Students were the focus of the Trustee Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) Nov. 1-3 on the Ithaca campus. More than 650 of Cornell’s most engaged volunteers—members of the Cornell University Council and the Cornell University Board of Trustees—gathered to learn about and connect with students and, through this lens of the theme “Student Stories,” stay up … Read more

Boochever and Rasmussen step into new role as trustees

Before she enrolled at Cornell, Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 visited the Ithaca campus with her parents and saw for the first time McGraw Tower, the inside of Andrew Dickson White Library, and the suspension bridge over the gorge. “I remember walking down the well-worn steps of Willard Straight Hall to the cafeteria … Read more

Lilyan Affinito leaves a legacy for women in leadership

Trustee emerita and Presidential Councillor Lilyan Affinito ’53, a staunch advocate for including women in leadership roles at Cornell and excellence in the professional realm, has died at the age of 86. A longtime resident of New York City, Affinito died June 29 near her birthplace in the Pittsburgh area. Affinito leaves a legacy for … Read more

Cornell alumni affairs welcomes Michelle Vaeth ’98

Michelle Vaeth ’98 first recognized the strength and depth of the Cornell alumni community when she was a member of the Big Red Band. She vividly remembers marching with her flute in the traditional Sy Katz ’31 Parade as red-clad Cornellians lined the streets of Manhattan and cheered. “So many alumni turned out!” said Vaeth. … Read more

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig

The Memorial Room in Willard Straight Hall was packed March 22 with trustees, university leaders, students and family members who gathered to conjure, if only for a moment, the essence of the late Peter Meinig ’61, BME ’62.

Alumni Affairs leader Jim Mazza ’88 to retire

As a former student worker who led alumni in song from his piano during Cornell Reunions, Jim Mazza ’88 recalls that among the first alumni he met were members of the Class of 1912, many dressed in traditional candy-cane-striped jackets. “I’ve known more than one hundred years of Cornellians,” he said, “and that’s a remarkably … Read more

An in-depth Q&A with our new alumni-elected trustees

What are your feelings as you start your terms as alumni-elected trustees? Allen: I feel a huge sense of responsibility to try to represent the alumni in this capacity, and it is an honor. I’m going into this role with a completely open mind and an open heart. I love Cornell, and I’m excited that … Read more

Up close with Cornell alumni-elected trustee candidates

Each year, Cornell alumni elect two members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Voting in the 2017 election is open until May 2, noon EDT. This year, six candidates appear on the ballot. The four endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations are: Sheila Wilson Allen ’76, DVM ’81; Jay W. Carter ’71, … Read more

Going proactive

Cornell  gives alumni the opportunity to elect members—two each year—to its highest governing board of 64, an idea founder Andrew Dickson White wrote into the university bylaws. Voted onto the Cornell University Board of Trustees in the spring 2015 election, Stephanie Fox ’89 and Jonathan Poe ’82 completed the first year of their four-year terms … Read more

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