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From left, Faculty Council members John Winslow, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; Hilary Greenberger, professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; and Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president, at the Dec. 6 Faculty Council meeting.

Provost to take limited role in Faculty Council meetings

By Elijah de Castro, Senior Writer December 7, 2022
Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president, announced that she will no longer stay at Faculty Council meetings after giving the provost’s report.
The Contingent Faculty Union urged the college’s administration to be creative in its attempts to save money amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to support contingent faculty members, who are most at risk of being laid off. 

Arbitrator rules against administration in contingent faculty case

By Madison Fernandez, Editor in Chief February 19, 2021
The arbitrator found that Schneller’s actions did not warrant disciplinary warning. The college has been ordered to expunge the warning.
From left, Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Education, Brad Hougham, associate professor in the Department of Music and Sue-Je Gage, presidential fellow in the Department of Legal Affairs, were chosen to serve as the associate provost for academic programs, the associate provost for faculty affairs and faculty advocate, respectively.

Provost names associate provosts and faculty advocate

By Krissy Waite, Assistant News Editor April 23, 2019
La Jerne Cornish announced that three faculty members have been chosen to fill three new positions created this academic year.
On March 25, Ithaca College announced that Melanie Stein (pictured) will become the next dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences starting July 1.

BREAKING: College announces new H&S Dean

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor March 25, 2019
Ithaca College announced that it selected Melanie Stein as the next dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences March 25.
La Jerne Cornish, provost and vice president for academic affairs and co-chair of the steering committee, presents an update on the committees progress to attendees.

Strategic planning committee presents updated information

By Elizabeth Henning, Staff Writer February 6, 2019
The Imagining Ithaca co-chairs presented an update on the work of the strategic planning steering committee Feb. 5.

College names provost and senior vice president for academic affairs

By Madison Fernandez, Assistant News Editor April 25, 2018
Collado made the announcement to the campus community via email on April 25. Cornish will be on campus on May 1 and will begin her tenure on July 1.
Jack Powers, associate professor and chair of the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, co-chairs the provost search committee

Provost search will be closed to IC community

By Ana Borruto, Senior Writer February 8, 2018
The last provost search was open, as four candidates visited the campus in 2014.
From left: Benjamin Rifkin, former provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College; President Tom Rochon; and Gerald Hector, former vice president for finance and administration, observe a student protest Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock. All three administrators pictured have since announced they are stepping down from their respective positions at the college.

Administrative departures create uncertainty for academic year

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 25, 2016
Ithaca College's senior leadership has seen a significant number of administrative departures, leaving the college with uncertainty about what will be accomplished throughout the remainder of his tenure.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon addresses the Class of 2020, referencing the college’s commitment to education, engagement, dialogue and learning, at the annual Convocation ceremony held Aug. 22 in the Athletics and Events Center.

Ithaca College Convocation ceremony welcomes Class of 2020

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor August 23, 2016
Like the African drum ensemble that greeted the Class of 2020 as they walked into the Ithaca College 2016 Convocation ceremony, the speakers who addressed them conveyed an upbeat attitude toward the upcoming year.
Sarah Grunberg, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, and Brody Burroughs, lecturer in the Department of Art, met with members of the administration Aug. 16 as part of ongoing negotiations about key contract provisions including benefits, wages and job security.

Part-time faculty and administration continue long contract talks

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor August 21, 2016
After nearly a year of negotiations, the Ithaca College part-time faculty union and the administration are still negotiating the most complex contract elements: benefits, wages and job security. Each side feels differently about the progress that’s being made.
Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College, will resign July 31 and return to teaching. He joined the college in June 2015.

Ithaca College Provost Benjamin Rifkin steps down July 31

July 19, 2016
Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College, announced he will resign from his administrative role effective July 31.
From left: Tom Pfaff, Honors Program director and professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Patricia Spencer, faculty director for service learning in the Office of Civic Engagement and assistant professor in the Department of Writing, will step down from their positions claiming a lack of support from the Ithaca College administration.

Two Ithaca College faculty directors to step down

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2016
Two Ithaca College administrators have announced they will be stepping down from their positions, claiming a lack of administrative support from the college.
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