The Ithaca College Board of Trustees elected three new campus-community trustees and two new term trustees at its spring meeting May 20–21.
Full-time contingent faculty members at Ithaca College have voted to form a union with Service Employees International Union Local 200United, according to a press release issued May 24. They elected to unionize in a 23–13 vote out of 47 eligible voters, said Zeke Perkins, organizer for SEIU Local 200United.
Gerald Hector, vice president of finance and administration, will leave Ithaca College at the end of July to serve as the vice president for financial affairs at Cornell University, beginning Aug. 1.
After a nationwide search, Ithaca College has appointed Gerard Turbide as the vice president for enrollment management, according to a statement from the college posted on Intercom on May 11. Turbide has served as interim vice president since June 2015.
Running unopposed, IC Office won as the sole ticket in the 2016–17 Ithaca College Student Government Association Executive Board election.
Ithaca College students delivered a petition with 468 signatures, showing their support for contingent faculty unionization, to Nancy Pringle, senior vice president and general counsel for the Division of Human and Legal Resources, on April 27.
President Tom Rochon visited J. Christopher Burch ’76, CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of the Tory Burch women’s fashion label, at his resort in Sumba, Indonesia, in March to discuss how Burch’s relationship with the college would continue.
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating a report of “forcible touching” reported on campus around 11:50 p.m. April 16 near the tennis courts and parking lot S, according to the Public Safety Alert sent to the campus community.
Women make up the majority of students at Ithaca College and tend to dominate care-related and media majors at the college and in the workforce. However, some students and experts agree that this majority can cause negative stereotypes and implications for female workers.
“What’s really important for candidates is that they are getting the real story,” Asnicar said. “During this time, there probably has to be some healing, and the process of selection of another president can contribute to that.”
Ithaca College’s Business Plan Competition, held for the past three years, helps student entrepreneurs jump-start their own businesses and cultivate ideas. Last year’s winners have since gone on to establish their businesses or find new paths on which to take their passions and award-winning plans.