CACO Board and committees

The Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board represents the most experienced and engaged volunteer class leaders who serve Cornell. The board supports more than 1,700 volunteers spanning 75 years of Cornell classes. Each class is partnered with a CACO liaison, in an effort to better serve and support all class officers through peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and resources to increase class engagement.

The CACO Board sponsors a variety of programming funded by class treasuries. Training and networking opportunities are provided annually at Cornell’s Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC) and through webinars.

CACO initiatives focus on six areas, each with a committee led by an executive board member. Committees partner closely with Alumni Affairs staff and are charged with evaluating current programming while identifying new methods of alumni engagement through class. The six areas of focus are:

In addition, CACO recognizes exemplary volunteer leaders who have demonstrated outstanding service to their class and Cornell.

Executive Committee

Other Members

  • Ex-Officio Member, Editor Cornell Alumni Magazine: Jenny Barnett
    Ex-Officio Member, AVP, Alumni Affairs: Michelle Vaeth '98
    Ex-Officio Member, Trustee Representative: Carolyn Chauncey Neuman '64

CACO Committees

CACO Liaisons

  • The CACO Board is made up of current or former class officers who are uniquely positioned to foster peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, given their shared experiences of serving in volunteer roles for their own classes. Each class is partnered with a CACO liaison.

    The goals of the liaison role include:
    • Peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and ideas
    • Mentoring and intergenerational learning
    • Serving as a sounding board for challenges a class officer may be facing
    • Directing class officers toward helpful resources

    We are all Cornellians with the shared experiences of serving our alma mater through class engagement. We hope these relationships between classes and their CACO liaison are rewarding and strengthen the ties between all 75 classes and the CACO Board that serves this constituency.

  • Your staff contact in Alumni Affairs serves as your primary contact for all class business, including Reunion planning, dues and membership, class communications, class events and initiatives, and succession planning every 5 years.