Opening a Conversation

President Collado’s blog explores issues of agency, collective engagement, shared effort, and other themes of importance at Ithaca College and within the 21st century academic landscape.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick stands with Ithaca College President Shirley Collado
City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and I sat down for a pre-pandemic conversation about the power of activating, hearing, and supporting young voices. Never has this been more important than it is right now.
Ithaca College shield emblem
Earlier this semester, I was thrilled to be invited to participate in an effort coordinated by Ithaca College’s BOLD Scholars to encourage and model the importance of self-care for people of color.
A woman and man sit at a table engaged in dialogue
Last month in Los Angeles, I had the incredible opportunity to engage in an inspiring and robust conversation with Bob Iger ’73, one of the college’s most accomplished alumni and author of a new memoir, “The Ride of a Lifetime.”
Ithaca College campus entrance
The close of the calendar year is a good time to reflect on the promise of Ithaca College, and how we realize that promise by centering students—in moments that both affirm us and challenge us as a community.
Fans in a stadium cheer
As an institution that strongly centers the liberal arts within a context of an experiential and professional education, this year’s Cortaca was emblematic of the essence of the IC experience.
President Shirley M. Collado and Dean Melanie Stein stand outside the WICB studio.
Melanie Stein joined our Ithaca College community as dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences this academic year. Melanie may be new to the IC community—but her roots run deep in Ithaca, New York.