This is shaping up to be a pivotal year at Ithaca College. Three new senior leaders began at the college this academic year: Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish; William Guerrero, vice president for finance and administration; and Guilherme Costa, vice president, general counsel, and secretary to the board of trustees.
And, for the first time in six years, there’s new leadership on the board of trustees. Dave Lissy ’87 begins the first of a three-year term as chair, stepping into the role held by Chair Emeritus Tom Grape ’80.
Lissy has volunteered on the board since 2011 and served as vice chair for the past three years. He graduated from IC with a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in management from the School of Business. He has put his degree to good use at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of employer-sponsored dependent care solutions and early education. The company experienced tremendous growth under Lissy’s guidance. It now operates in 44 states and six countries, employs 33,000 people, and has frequently been listed as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 best companies to work for in the United States. After 17 years as the chief executive officer, Lissy now serves as executive chairman.
Lissy shared some of his thoughts about the future of IC.