October 28, 2014

Skorton Thanks Employees at Address

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By GABRIELLA LEE

Correction appended

In his last annual address to staff, President David Skorton stressed the importance of Cornell employees to the success of the University, answered questions from staff and received the Employee Assembly Staff Appreciation Award in Bailey Hall Tuesday.

The talk — which was broadcast to each of Cornell’s campuses and sponsored by the Employee Assembly — began with Skorton thanking staff members for their integral role in allowing Cornell to “remain very true to its founding ideals.”

During his speech, Skorton metaphorically compared Cornell’s employees to a leg on a three-legged stool.

“Cornell employees are an absolutely essential leg of this three legged stool … that supports institutional excellence,” he said.

Skorton also stressed the importance of employee presence in shared governance, running of commencement weekends, and in the human concern staff members showed for others in the Cornell and Ithaca community.

(K.K. Yu / Sun Staff Photographer)

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