Employee-Elected Trustee Special Election - Spring 2022

March 30, 2022

This information is for the Spring 2022 Employee-Elected Trustee Special Election, filling out two years of an unexpired regular four-year term. The elected candidate will serve as a full-voting member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Election Update: Election Results 

Candidate Profiles

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 unexpired term (2022–2024), 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.

Information for Candidates

Each person who wishes to be a candidate in this election must complete the following requirements by 5:00pm on Monday, April 18th, 2022.
  1. Attend the information session: April 7, 2022 from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm in Day Hall B12 or via Zoom.
  2. Complete the Online Registration Form . Be prepared to provide:
    • a candidate statement (1500 character-limit);
    • describe relevant experiences, community involvement and special interests; 
    • a photo of yourself;
    • campaign promotional materials (8.5 x 11" pdf).
    • View detailed information about the registration form requirements here.
  3. Gather 100 valid, distinct signatures using the Candidate Petition Form OR* create an online petition 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 in person to the Office of the Assemblies (109 Day Hall) OR online by the registration deadline of Monday, April 18th, 2022 at 5:00pm.
    • *You may collect ALL signed petitions for submission to the Office of the Assemblies OR ALL online signatures;not a mix of the two.
After completing the registration requirements, candidates must also do the following as part of the election process:
  1. Attend the Mandatory Education Meeting with University Counsel on Wednesday, April 20th
  2. Attend the Mandatory Campaigning Meeting on Thursday, April 21st (time TBA)
  3. Participate in the Trustee Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 5th (time TBD).
  4. Submit the Candidate Expense Report to the Office of the Assemblies by Thursday, May 12th at 2:00pm, 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 Thursday, May 12th at 2:00pm. 
View the full Employee-Elected Trustee 2022 Special Election Calendar.
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