CornellNYC Tech is “on if not ahead” of schedule, the new campus’ vice president, Cathy Dove, told Crain’s New York Business. Dove was profiled by the business newspaper for its September 10 print issue.
Dove, the former associate dean of the College of Engineering, was one of the first four people to work on the tech campus proposal. She moved to New York City only a month after Cornell won the right to build a campus on Roosevelt Island, according to Crain’s.
"It was my idea," Dove said. "I wanted to get to know the community."
The former associate dean of the College of Engineering was appointed vice president of the campus in February, The Sun previously reported. In the eight months since Cornell won the competition, she has helped find a temporary home for the campus at Google’s NYC headquarters, hired its first faculty member and selected an architect for the school’s first academic building.
The campus is “on if not ahead” of schedule, according to Dove, who noted that New York State recently granted CornellNYC Tech permission to offer five degrees in science, technology and engineering. However, she said that the school may rebrand itself after its initial name received a lukewarm response from the public.
Read the full profile of Dove (which is behind a paywall) here.