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Board of Trustees 101

Trustees in the procession during President Martha Pollack’s inauguration. Former President David Skorton is at far right. Each of the four trustees in procession wears red academic regalia with black stripes and a black doctoral tam.

Cornell’s Board of Trustees makes vital decisions that affect the University—and shape its future. But how much do you know about it and how it works? For example: were you aware that Cornell stands alone among nearly all other universities in giving board slots to students, faculty, and staff?

With voting for alumni-elected trustees beginning February 1, 2023, Cornellians offers some history, facts, and assorted info on the University’s governing body.