I urge you to exercise one of your most important privileges as a Cornellian by voting for two candidates to serve as
your newest alumni representatives on the Cornell University Board of Trustees.
Cornell is one of only a few universities in the world that conducts elections for alumni trustees and grants them full
voting rights. Each year, alumni have the opportunity to elect two new trustees for four-year terms. Together with the
other 56 members of the Board, the eight alumni-elected trustees play a critical role in setting the strategic direction
for the university, and many rise to positions of Board leadership.
Our current slate of six candidates offers compelling choices. Each individual brings strong professional skills, an
abiding love for the university, and a desire to guide Cornell to an even better future. The Committee on Alumni
Trustee Nominations (CATN) has endorsed four candidates on this year's ballot. In addition, there are two unendorsed
candidates who appear on the ballot. Unendorsed candidates did not go through the traditional CATN review process.
Rather, they each filed a petition with 400 alumni signatures in order to appear on the ballot. Please take the time to
examine all candidates carefully, and vote for the two you believe will contribute the most to the future success of the
Thank you for participating in this important process and for contributing to Cornell's enduring commitment to
Robert S. Harrison '76
Chairman, Board of Trustees