Volunteer Position Title:
Director, Volunteer Programs
Average Time Commitment:
Term of Office:
Number of terms in Office:
Criteria for nominations include these suggested skills, attributes, and experiences of trustees:
1) Contributions to the Board of Trustees: recognized level of success; demonstrated commitment to Cornell; acknowledgement of the importance of higher education; strong integrity and exemplary conduct; diversity; and satisfaction of both broad and specific needs of the board.
2) Personal skills and characteristics: interpersonal ability in both one-on-one and group settings; good judgment and strong analytical aptitude; fervent yet not dogmatic convictions; proven leadership; vision and perspective, and the ability to articulate them; common sense and pragmatism.
3) Effectiveness as a prospective trustee: ability to put the university ahead of special interests or constituencies; undivided allegiance (e.g., concurrent service on another Ivy board would probably not work); availability to attend all the meetings and participate in committee work; collegiality (i.e., shares ideas and decision-making); and ongoing commitment to offer financial support to Cornell.
No hiatus required
Meeting Attendance Required?
Off Campus Location:
Meetings at off campus locations are typically held in NYC. Other meetings are on campus in Ithaca or via conference call.
Meetings per year:
Other Meeting Details:
there may be additional committee meetings as well as the full meetings of the Board.
Additional Attendance Requirements:
Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:
Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort
Alumni Trustee Election
Vote in the annual trustee election