O’TOOLE| Enhancing Business Education at Cornell

This past weekend, the Board of Trustees created the Cornell College of Business. In a meeting held entirely in open session, the Board unanimously voted to change Cornell’s bylaws to add the College of Business as one of the University’s major colleges, schools and other major academic units. This vote came after several hours of impressively thoughtful and respectful presentation and discussion. However, this vote was also preceded by over a month of controversy about the administration’s intention to create a College of Business consisting of the School of Hotel Administration, the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. My initial reaction to the news of this initiative was — like many of yours — mixed.