September 30, 2014

New Cornell President-Elect Leaves Legacy at USC

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By ANNIE BUI

Before Elizabeth Garrett assumes her post as Cornell’s 13th president next July, she will continue to serve as the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California — a position that involves overseeing the school’s Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as well as 17 other graduate and professional schools.

Throughout her term at USC, Garrett has directed efforts to hire new faculty from a broad range of academic disciplines, including cognitive bioscience, arts and the humanities as well as the quantitative social sciences, according to the University.

Elizabeth Garrett speaks at the University of Southern California, where she has worked since 2003. (Courtesy of Cornell University)

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