Alumni-elected trustees reflect on service

We asked two alumni-elected trustees finishing four-year terms of service to reflect on their time with the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Hear what they are proud of, what they learned, and what their hopes are for the future of Cornell. Sheila W. Allen ’76, DVM ’81 It has been an honor and a pleasure … Read more

Meet the candidates for the 2021 Alumni Trustee Election

Voting is open February 1-28 for Cornell alumni to elect two new members to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: John Balen ’82, MBA ’86; Liv Gussing Burgess ’91; A’ndrea Van Schoick ’96; and Kim Wagner ’85. We asked the candidates to share more … Read more

Meet the 2020 candidates for the alumni trustee election

Voting is open February 1-29 (closing February 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST) for Cornell alumni to elect two new members to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: Beth Anderson ’80; Ariel E. Belen JD ’81; E. Eric Elmore ’86, JD ’89; and Doug … Read more

Alumni choose Cuffie and Simon Gross in 2019 election

Cornell alumni voted during the month of February to elect two new alumni representatives to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates appeared on the ballot. The new alumni-elected trustees are Cynthia Cuffie ’74 of Far Hills, New Jersey and Lorette Simon Gross ’89, MBA ’90 of Beverly Hills, California. “We are proud to … 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

Alumni giving, engagement break records in 2017

Cornell engages thousands of alumni, parents and friends around the world, and with their support, the university achieved fundraising records in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The university raised a record $743.5 million in cash gifts for all campuses, a 21 percent increase over total cash gifts in FY16. New gifts and commitments totaled $642 million, … 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