March 10, 2014

Students: President Skorton Brings ‘Authentic Leadership,’ ‘Interdisciplinary Spirit’ to Cornell

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Upon learning that President David Skorton will depart from Cornell in 2015 to become the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, students across campus said Skorton has brought a breadth of achievements to the University during his time as president.

Seth Lutsic ’17, freshman representative for the Student Assembly, said Skorton has worked closely with the organization and its initiatives to improve student life on campus.

“His accessibility to students has proven that he is a dynamic advocate who genuinely cares for the diverse needs of the Cornell community,” Lutsic said. “President Skorton’s departure to the Smithsonian is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I know that he will again supercede expectations.”

President David Skorton talks to students during the 2011 Homecoming weekend. (Sun FIle Photo)