Dean Gretchen Ritter '83.

Ethnic Studies Program Funding Concerns Remain Unresolved by Deans

“We have had at the college-wide level a decrease in overall operating budget and so all of our programs have been asked to use more of their reserves and reduce level of budget by common small amount,” Dean Gretchen Ritter said. “That been true for everything from physics through these programs in a way that has been modest and equal across all programs.”

Lynn Wooten

New Dyson Dean to Join Martha Pollack in Move From University of Michigan

Lynn Perry Wooten will be the newest David J. Nolan Dean of The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the school announced on Monday. Wooten, senior associate dean for student and academic excellence at the University of Michigan’s business school, will join her colleague Martha Pollack in a move from Michigan to Ithaca on July 1, according to the University. Wooten — who will succeed interim dean Edward McLaughlin, the Robert G. Tobin Professor of Marketing — said that she is “looking forward” to the move. “For a while, I have been fond of Ezra Cornell’s ethos of ‘any person… any study,’ and now I have the honor to live this ethos by serving a dean of the Dyson School,” she told the Cornell Chronicle. She also expressed enthusiasm regarding Dyson’s distinct mission in “solving the world’s most significant business and social issues,” a statement posted on the school’s website.