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Alumni Trustee Election

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, … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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, … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Five questions for the 2015 alumni-elected trustee candidates

If you are lucky enough to spend half an hour with these four dedicated, gracious, and interesting individuals you will learn that they are unique, as well. Go ahead and read their official bios on the election site, but here is a more intimate, lighthearted look at the four candidates, in their own words: Q: … Continued

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