Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and updates
As a member of our Cornell family, we appreciate the trust you place in your alma mater. All of Cornell’s campuses are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and have implemented changes to normal operations. See Alumni Affairs and Development's specific program updates and for more information on Cornell’s coronavirus response, please visit the university coronavirus resource page. Cornell alumni events on campus will not take place this year-- including Homecoming and TCAM. Details about special virtual programming will soon be available.
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.
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:
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.
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