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 Relation
Dara Patrice Brown
Dara is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2018. She also completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell, majoring in Government and minoring in Inequalities.
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences
Mariana Federica Wolfner
The Goldwin Smith Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and a Stephen H. Weiss fellow.
Bruce V. Lewenstein
Professor of Science Communication. Currently serving as chair of the Department of Science & Technology Studies.
University Charter and Charge to the Committee
Faculty-Elected Trustee Elections
The Office of the Assemblies partners with the Trustee Nominating Commitee to support the election of two faculty trustees.
Employee-Elected Trustee Elections
The staff community directly elects a full voting member to the Board of Trustees to serve a four-year term.