The University Assembly examines matters which involve the interests of, or concerns the welfare of, a substantial segment of the University community, and makes recommendations to the appropriate officers or decision-making bodies of the University.  

With faculty, staff, undergraduates, and graduate or professional students appointed or elected by each of the shared governance bodies, the UA takes up issues of common interest to all members of the Cornell community. It is a stakeholder in major university policy initiatives, and works to establish and maintain open, effective, and efficient channels of communication between and amongst the community and university administration.

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  • Shelby Lynn Williams

     Shelby Lynn Williams
    Shelby Lynn Williams University Assembly Chair

  • Erika Crawley

     Erika Crawley
    Erika Crawley University Assembly Executive Vice Chair

    Erika (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Director in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. She is responsible for facilitating investigations in formal processes and mediating agreements in the alternative dispute process for both individual and group cases. Erika is inspired by the Martin Luther King Jr. quote that says, "We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Erika has spent her career solely focused on how to enhance the experiences of students. Erika is now exploring the opportunity to devote time to enhancing the experience of faculty, staff, and students.

  • Beth Frances Milles

     Beth Frances Milles
    Beth Frances Milles Vice Chair for Operations (Faculty Representative)

  • Ari Broad

     Ari Broad
    Ari Broad University Assembly Vice Chair for Operations

    Ari Broad is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology (BMCB) graduate program, completing her dissertation in the lab of Chris Fromme in the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. In addition to her public service efforts with UA, Ari is also deeply embedded in the university's DEI initiatives; being the Graduate Coordinator for the CURIE and CATALYST Academies through the Diversity Programs in Engineering, as well as being a member of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Diversity Council. Ari looks forward to increasing diversity, inclusion, and equitable access to graduate students through her work in the University Assembly this term.

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Cornell University - University Assembly

05/07/2024 4:45pm
Physical Sciences Building Room 401 // Zoom

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University Assembly Campus Codes Committee

The CCC is a standing committee of the University Assembly. The public is welcome to attend meetings in person or remotely via Zoom meeting access. Please contact the CCC Chair for details.

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University Assembly Campus Committee on Infrastructure, Technology and the Environment

As reflected in UA Resolution 15: Amending the University Assembly Bylaws’ Title of the Standing ‘Campus Infrastructure Committee’ (CIC) (2020-2021 term), the renamed Campus Committee on Infrastructure, Technology and the Environment reviews and approves proposed motions related to: environmental impact and sustainability; information technology; transportation and commuter policies; and, any other topic deemed relevant to campus infrastructure by the University Assembly Executive Board.

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University Assembly Campus Welfare Committee

The Committee reviews any proposed motions and university policies related to diversity and inclusion; family support; health services; and, any other topic deemed relevant to campus welfare by the University Assembly’s Executive Board.

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