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.
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.
President Shirley M. Collado and student Farwa Shakeel '20 sit in the WICB production studio.
At the start of this new academic year, I sat down with Farwa Shakeel '20, Student Governance Council president, to talk about her approach to leadership, the energy on our campus, and her hopes for IC.