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Alan Mittman began his four-year term on the Board of Trustees on July 1, 2012.
As a Cornell alum, former alumni club president and Cornell Trustee Council member, experienced corporate litigation lawyer, past Employee Assembly Executive Committee member and present Director, Workforce Policy & Labor Relations, I am well prepared to advocate for employees as Employee Trustee. In my positions since 2002, I have addressed employee concerns involving employee/labor relations, discrimination/harassment and policies affecting all colleges and units. I have worked with leadership at Weill Cornell Medical College and will work on NYC Tech campus issues.
I served as Finance Chair and as Personnel Committee and Executive Committee member of Employee Assembly for two years helping redraft its by-laws, host an energy fair and presidents address to staff and recognize outstanding employee contributions. I served as HR Crises Manager, providing potential support around-the-clock for staff in need, and currently sit on the Emergency CARE Fund committee, helping to raise and allocate funds for employee emergencies. I am involved with students in my work and as a house fellow at Keeton House and periodically contribute articles to the Pawprint and Chronicle on matters of interest to staff.
My lifes focus has been on family, work and a love of learning. I am a proud grandfather, married to my high school sweetheart - an accomplished writer and artist - with two children, one, a Cornell grad, now professor of art history, and one a writer for television. Returning to Ithaca in 2001, I focused on giving back to Cornell and to promote fair and equitable employment and educational practices. Outside Cornell, I taught at TC3, served on the boards of The Kitchen Theatre and S.T.A.M.P., and acted as mediator for C.D.R.C. and volunteer attorney for Prisoners Legal Services.