College Names New Provost and Two New VPs

Three new administrators joined the senior leadership team this academic year.

On July 1, La Jerne Terry Cornish became IC’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Cornish came to Ithaca from Goucher College in Baltimore, where she served as associate provost for undergraduate studies. While at Goucher, Cornish oversaw all aspects of the undergraduate program, including coordinating academic advising and providing oversight for the Academic Center for Excellence and the Maryland Scholars Program.

That same month, William Guerrero joined IC as its vice president for finance and administration. Guerrero spent the majority of his career at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Purchase, where from 1999 to 2013 he served as executive director of the Purchase College Association, an auxiliary service corporation charged with supporting the academic mission of the university. Guerrero came to IC from Albertus Magnus College.

In September, Guilherme Costa took on the post of vice president and general counsel at Ithaca College. Costa previously served for the past three years as the chief legal officer of the public university system in South Dakota