Ithaca College’s newly announced provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, La Jerne Terry Cornish, visited campus on May 1-2 to meet with faculty, students and staff. Bringing with her a sense of energy and optimism, Cornish spoke hopefully of the college’s future and emphasized her commitment to collaboration, shared governance and advocacy for faculty.
“I would not be packing up my bags and coming here if I did not believe in the beauty of Ithaca College,” Cornish told a room of faculty members during an introductory meeting on May 1. “You’ve done fantastic work to date, but there is more to be done. If it’s going to be done, it will take all of us to make it happen.”
In addition to an introductory event with faculty, Cornish attended a meeting of the Faculty Council, met with deans and associate and assistant deans of the college’s five schools, and held open sessions with students and staff. An informal meet-and-greet for faculty was also held.