La Jerne Terry Cornish officially inaugurated as Ithaca College’s 10th president

ITHACA, NY—Ithaca College celebrated the inauguration of La Jerne Terry Cornish as its 10th president on Saturday, Oct. 1, with festivities including the Ithaca College Chorus, a dance troupe and even an a Capella flash mob.

In attendance were former Ithaca College presidents Peggy Ryan Williams and Tom Rochon, who departed from the college in 2008 and stepped down in September 2017, respectively. Former President Shirley M. Collado, who stepped down in July 2021 for a position at CollegeTrack, was not in attendance.

Cornish, who has held the interim president position since August 2021, began her tenure at the college as the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, after previously serving as associate provost at Goucher College in Baltimore.

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