According to the Cornell Chronicle, on Monday, November 14, Martha Pollack, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at University of Michigan, was named Cornell University’s 14th president.
Pollack will begin the presidency on April 17, 2017 and is the second consecutive University of Michigan provost to be named president of an Ivy League institution. She was appointed provost at University of Michigan in May 2013 when Phil Hanlon left to become president of Dartmouth College. She will now be replacing Hunter Rawlings, who became president in April after former president Elizabeth Garrett died.
“I am humbled and honored to have been elected to lead this great university,” Pollack said according to the Cornell Chronicle.As a private university with a public mission, Cornell is the embodiment of my own deeply held belief in the ability of knowledge to improve the human condition.”
Chairman of the board of trustees, Robert S. Harrison, gave a statement to the Cornell Chronicle, saying, “I am delighted to welcome Martha Pollack as Cornell’s next president. She is the perfect person to take the helm of Cornell at this important moment in our history.”
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