The Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the College's chief academic officer providing administrative oversight for the five schools, various academic programs and support services. The Office of the Provost develops and implements academic policies and programs in accordance with College-wide principles and priorities, and in collaboration with all members of the Ithaca College community.

This work includes promoting faculty research and creative activity, overseeing the academic curriculum in accordance with expectations of professional and regional accreditation organizations, faculty/student collaboration, leadership development, and the personal development of the whole student in the context of Ithaca's college education.

The Office of the Provost works collaboratively with partners on and beyond campus to help all our students learn and grow to realize their potential as global citizens so that they are prepared, upon completion of their degree programs, to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives in which they contribute to their communities.

Events and Deadlines:

20 New Faculty Institute Taughannock Falls Room
23 All-College Meeting 8:00-10:30 am Emerson Suites
27 Faculty Welcome Breakfast 8-9:30 am Emerson Suites
27 Convocation 10:30 am A&E Center
27 Community Picnic - Noon Quads
28 Graduate Welcome 12:30-2:00 pm Emerson Suites

Office of the Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs
3rd Floor, Peggy Ryan Williams Center

La Jerne Terry Cornish, Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

La Jerne Terry Cornish was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs in July 2018. Previously, Cornish served as associate provost for undergraduate studies (2014-2018) at Goucher College in Baltimore. Prior to joining Goucher in 1998, Cornish held various positions in the Baltimore City Public School System for 15 years. She taught English in three middle schools, piloted the Maryland’s Tomorrow Middle School Program, and served as the assistant principal of Canton Middle School.

Cornish holds a doctorate in language, literacy, and culture from the University of Maryland; a master of education with a concentration in urban and diverse learners from Goucher College; and a bachelor’s degree in English, also from Goucher.

Open Office Hours with the Provost for the Campus Community

All members of the campus community are encouraged to drop by and talk with Provost Cornish. Light refreshments will be served.

All open office hours will be held at PRWC – Room 309.

Friday, August 17 – 3:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday, August 21 – Noon – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 29 – Noon – 1 pm

Friday, August 31 – 9:00 10:00 am

Tuesday, September 11 – Noon – 1:00 pm