Employee-Elected Trustee Election Spring 2024

April 11, 2024

See the results here
Meet the Candidates here
The elected candidate will serve as a full voting member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2028.

All regular, full-time employees of Cornell in non-exempt, exempt, or academic non-professorial staff categories (i.e., excluding all members of the University Faculty permitted to vote for a faculty-elected Trustee pursuant to the first paragraph of Article XIII, Section 1 of the Cornell By-laws) who are employed at the Ithaca, Geneva, or Cornell Tech NYC campuses, who will remain so for the duration of the Employee-Elected Trustee’s term (2024–2028), are eligible to run in this election.

Candidates must confirm with their supervisors that their employment at Cornell extends through the end of the proposed four-year term, either because (a) they are “at-will” employees or (b) their contract has an end-date beyond such term. Candidates must also confirm with their supervisors that, should they be elected, their work obligations will be sufficiently flexible to allow them to fulfill their Trustee obligations.

Please review the categories of employees who are not eligible to be candidates in the CCCET Procedures (§III.5.c, page 2). If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Office of the Assemblies via email: trustee-elections@cornell.edu.

Interested employees may attend an information session: Friday, March 8, 2024 at noon via Zoom.

Information for Candidates
Each person who wishes to be a candidate in this election must complete the following requirements by 5:00pm on Friday, March 22nd, 2024.
  1. Complete the Online Registration Form  by the deadline of Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:00pm. Be prepared to provide:
    • a candidate statement (1500 character-limit);
    • describe relevant experiences, community involvement and special interests; 
    • a photo of yourself;
    • View detailed information about the registration form requirements here.
  2. Gather 100 valid, distinct signatures using the create an online petition form and gather a minimum of 100 signatures following the online petition form instructions. It is recommended that you collect at least 150.
    1. Any employee of Cornell University may sign your petition form (even if they are not eligible to run).  
    2. There is no limit to the number of signatures you may submit.
    3. Submit your petition forms online by the registration deadline of Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:00pm. 
After completing the registration requirements, candidates must also do the following as part of the election process:
  1. Attend the Mandatory Campaigning Meeting on Thursday, March 28th, 2024 from 12:00-1:00pm in B12 Day Hall or via Zoom. 
  2. Attend the Mandatory Education Meeting with University Counsel on Friday, March 29th, 2024 from 1:00-2:00pm in B12 Day Hall or via Zoom. 
  3. Participate in the Trustee Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 at 12:00pm via Zoom (link forthcoming from CIT).
  4. Submit the Candidate Expense Report to the Office of the Assemblies by Monday, April 15th at noon, even if you have no expenses.
  5. Should there be cause to challenge a candidate, please complete the Challenge Form and submit it to the Office of the Assemblies at assembly@cornell.edu by Monday, April 15th, 2024 at 12:00pm. 
View the full Employee-Elected Trustee 2024 Election Calendar.