Ithaca—In recognition of his dedication and commitment to Cornell University, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio has been named to the Cornell University Council for a four-year term beginning July 1st, 2007. Senator Nozzolio was selected by the University Board of Trustees and was notified by Cornell President David Skorton, who thanked Senator Nozzolio for his leadership and counsel to the University.
“Cornell University is leading the country in the education of our brightest students as well as providing cutting edge research that will bring a brighter future for all of us,” said Senator Nozzolio. “As a Cornell graduate, I am extremely honored and humbled to be selected by the Board of Trustees to the Cornell University Council.”
Every year, members of the Council hold a joint meeting in Ithaca with the Cornell Board of Trustees to receive an update from the University President on the status, goals, and objectives of the University in the upcoming year.
Election to the Council is based on a member’s long-term leadership role on behalf of Cornell and the community. Members are elected to a four-year term and serve as an ambassador for Cornell to prospective students, alumni, and the general public.
In 2004, Senator Nozzolio was the recipient of the prestigious Jerome Alpern Distinguished Alumni Award from the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Cornell University alumnus.
Senator Nozzolio currently serves on the Board of the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Martin P. Catherwood Library of the School of Industrial and Labor relations at Cornell.