Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cornell NYC Tech Vice President And Roosevelt Island Resident Cathy Dove Leaving Position And RI To Become President Of Paul Smith's College In The Adirondacks

Cornell NYC Tech Vice President and Roosevelt Island resident Cathy Dove

 Image of Cathy Dove From Crains NY Business

is leaving her position at Cornell to become President of Paul Smith's College. The Cornell Chronicle reports:
Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell Tech in New York City, has been named the 10th president of Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. The first female president of Paul Smith’s, she will begin her new position Sept. 1.

As vice president of Cornell Tech since 2012, Dove has been responsible for all administrative, operational, outreach, capital planning and construction functions for the campus currently under construction on Roosevelt Island and at its temporary location in Manhattan....
Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs adds:
Cathy has been a core part of Cornell Tech since its inception. She worked with me, Dean Dan Huttenlocher and a team of others at Cornell to form the unique vision of Cornell Tech and help make it a reality. In the 2 1/2 years since Cornell Tech was born, Cathy has worked with Dan, university leadership and our partners at The Technion to build a team on the ground in New York City that includes more than 50 faculty and staff. We’ve graduated two classes already with master’s degrees in engineering and computer science, and expect more than 100 students to be enrolled this fall as we add an MBA and master’s in information science to the program, and continue to get ready to move to our permanent Roosevelt Island home in 2017. That great team and all of these efforts, now years into this endeavor, will continue to build and innovate for many years to come. Cathy’s leadership helped insure that, and we are grateful for all she helped accomplish here.
Cornell NYC Tech Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations Jane Swanson told the Cornell Roosevelt Island Construction and Community Task Force last night about Ms. Dove leaving her position.

Here's Ms. Dove and Cornell President David Skorton (soon to be President of the Smithsonian Institution) in April 2012 about to attend their first Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting

Cornell Vice President Cathy Dove and President David Skorton Before Town Hall Meeting

and my interview with them about the Cornell NYC Tech Roosevelt Island project.

Ms. Dove was an excellent representative of Cornell to the Roosevelt Island community. She will be missed.

Best of luck to her in her new position.


YetAnotherRIer said...

Why would a delivery person carry $500 on him when on the job? That's a bit risky considering the job he's doing, no?

APS said...

what does that matter? blame the victim much? geez.

APS said...

I wonder what this means for the project and community outreach? Feeling like this is NOT a good sign.

NotMyKid said...

Wow. Shadows of the night.

What a wonderful description of the perpetrators chief. Amazing job. Were they Asian? White? Black? Green?.

Liberalism at its finest. Let's not put out a race for fear of hurting the rest of the peoples feelings.

OldRossie said...

We know.

Westviewer said...


YetAnotherRIer said...

"blame the victim much? "

Where did you get that from?

"what does that matter?"
It matters because of incidents like this. Carry less money and you won't be out hundreds of Dollars when you get robbed. Common sense. Sure, it doesn't prevent getting robbed but that wasn't the point of my comment.

OldRossie said...

I'd argue don't deliver in a neighborhood where you could be robbed... but that would rule out everything from Blackwell house to 10 River Road... not a great business decision

df540 said...

I'm sure that the thieves live right on the Island and that sooner or later will be spotted. Will the victim testify is another matter!

APS said...

Because the problem isn't how much he had on him. It could have been $10. Don't blame the guy for others behaving badly, it's almost like saying he "asked for it". It would be more productive to talk about ways to increase security and provide safety for our residents and those who work here than blame the guy who was just doing his job.

CheshireKitty said...

An individual working for tips such as a Chinese food delivery guy, may not be "banked" - may not have an actual bank account. If he is sharing quarters with a number of others, some of whom may be immigrants, then he may not have a safe spot to store his funds while he is at work. Thus, it may be necessary for him to tote his bankroll around with him day and night - he may literally sleep on his cash, which may be all the cash he has in the world at the moment, since there may be a dozen other guys sleeping in the same room with him at some illegal B&B-type of arrangement.

I can easily imagine a guy "off the boat" maybe an illegal immigrant, being reluctant to have a bank account. He may rent a share for a minimal price per month - he is either paid off the books or he makes all his money in tips. He may need to share the tips with the restaurant, even. Money is precious to him, especially if he wishes to send some back to his village also every month. He can't have a bank account and of course doesn't have a credit or debit card. The tips he makes each night delivering dinners to us - those who order out, is added to his bankroll.

He can't even stuff his cash into his mattress - since he doesn't have his own place. Thus, of necessity, he has to tote around his cash - unlike many of us, the banked ones, who simply access cash by means of plastic cards.

CheshireKitty said...

it is interesting that both Dove and Skorton announced their departure from Cornell within about six months of each other.