April 19, 2001

Rawlings to Meet Trustees in N.Y.C.

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The Executive Committee of Cornell’s Board of Trustees will meet today at the Cornell Club in New York City. The 15 committee members, including Harold A. Tanner ’52, chair of the Board of Trustees and President Hunter R. Rawlings III will meet briefly in a session open to the public.

They will spend the rest of the day in closed session.

Rawlings will present a report to the committee during the open session. He may address Cornell’s recent decision to open the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, according to Henrik N. Dullea ’61, vice president for University relations.

“He’ll probably touch on that, since the announcement was made subsequent to the last meeting of the committee,” Dullea said.

There will also be an update on the New York State budget process and the State University of New York (SUNY) budget allocation during the open session.

Although the trustees already announced a 10.5 percent increase in the statutory college tuition for the next academic year at their last meeting in March, it is common procedure to provide an update on the budget process at Executive Board meetings, Dullea said.

“[The update] will probably be the bigger picture of the SUNY budget,” said Barbara L. Krause, secretary for the Board of Trustees.

“There has been no action by the [State] Legislature on the budget,” she said.

Dullea added that, according to some reports, “there probably won’t be any action [on the budget] until the summer.”

Student-Elected Trustee Khary Barnes ’02 will be in New York to attend an Investment Committee meeting.

Barnes was not available for comment, but David Mahon ’01, student-elected trustee said that Barnes may sit it in on the Executive Board meeting.

None of the student-elected, faculty-elected or employee-elected trustees serve on the Executive Committee.

Archived article by Maggie Frank