July 21, 2009

Univ. Registrar David Yeh To Resign

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University Registrar and Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Services David Yeh will be resigning from his position at Cornell to take up a post at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, Director of Cornell Press Relations Simeon Moss ’73 confirmed on Tuesday.

As University Registrar, Yeh helped transition the University to an online class-scheduling system and an electronic “add/drop” service.

More recently, Yeh oversaw the University’s somewhat tumultuous transition to the PeopleSoft system for storing student information as well course enrollment.

During the PeopleSoft transition, the University Registrar’s Office was also part of a brief scuffle with the popular scheduling website Schedulizer.com . In August 2008, the Schedulizer site discontinued its service for Cornell students due to a disagreement between the website owners and the Cornell Registrar.

Yeh responded to the controversy in a 2008 op-ed in The Sun .

Earlier this year, the University announced a research partnership with KAUST, which is located in Rabigh City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KAUST awarded Cornell a five-year, $5 million dollar grant to fund the KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability.

Check cornellsun.com for updates.