John Boochever '81 and Yonn Rasmussen '83, MS '86, PhD '89 as Cornell students

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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

Alumni choose two new trustees in 2018 election

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 … Read more

Alumni trustee election 2018: Meet the candidates

Voting is open April 2–30 for the 2018 election. Cornell alumni will choose two new trustees from among their ranks. The Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations endorses four candidates this year: John Boochever ’81, Mark Hansen ’79, Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89, and Lisa Yang ’74. We asked the candidates to share their … 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

2017: Alumni elect two new trustees

Sheila Wilson Allen ’76, DVM ’81 of Athens, Georgia, and Linda Gadsby ’88 of South Orange, New Jersey, have just been elected by alumni to join the Cornell University Board of Trustees. They will begin their four-year terms on July 1. Each year, Cornell alumni vote for two alumni to serve on the board, which … 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

Meet your new trustees

Cornell alumni have elected Katrina James ’96 and Pamela Marrone ’78 to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. They will begin four-year terms July 1. “It’s an incredible honor,” says Marrone, who graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and now lives in Davis, CA. “I was honored just to be asked to … Read more

Cornell Alumni-Elected Trustee Candidates Up Close

Voting in the 2016 alumni trustee election is open until April 21, noon EDT. Here, our four candidates share their personal Cornell stories and more. Meet Mustafa Abadan ’82, MArch ’84, Shane Dunn ’07, Katrina James ’96, and Pam Marrone ’78. Why did you choose Cornell? Katrina James: I applied to Cornell because it snows … Read more

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