Yael Levitte to Head Cornell University’s New Effort to Increase Faculty Diversity

David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has issued a statement outlining the university’s goals regarding diversity. In the statement, President Skorton calls for efforts to increase the diversity of the faculty, academic professionals, and administrative staff. He also seeks to strengthen efforts to recruit and graduate a diverse student body, improve opportunities for veterans, and to make the campus more accessible for people with disabilities.

The statement by President Skorton can be viewed here.

Leading the effort to increase the diversity of the Cornell faculty will be Yael Levitte, who was named associate vice provost for faculty diversity and development. She has been serving as executive director of CU-ADVANCE, an organization that seeks to recruit and retain women in science and engineering fields. She holds a  Ph.D. in economic geography from the University of Toronto.

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