Cornell is one of relatively few institutions in the nation allowing the campus community to directly elect constituent members to its highest governing body.
Students (alternating between undergraduate and a graduate or professional student) are elected to serve two-year terms, while faculty and staff are elected for four year terms, all as full voting members on the Board of Trustees. The Trustee Nominating Committee oversees elections for student and employee elected trustee positions.
Student, Staff and Faculty Elected TrusteesView All Members
Industrial and Labor Relations, '19 School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Manisha Ashvini Munasinghe
Computational Biology Field Member
Bruce V. Lewenstein
Professor of Science Communication. Currently serving as chair of the Department of Science & Technology Studies.
Melissa A. Hines
Jeramy A. Kruser
University Charter and Charge to the Committee
Employee-Elected Trustee Elections
The staff community directly elects a full voting member to the Board of Trustees to serve a four-year term.
Faculty-Elected Trustee Elections
The Office of the Assemblies partners with the Trustee Nominating Commitee to support the election of two faculty trustees.