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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cornell Tech Announces Juliet Weissman As New Chief Administrator Officer

This week, Cornell Tech appointed Juliet R. Weissman as its new Chief Administrative Officer.

According to Cornell Tech Press Release:
A native New Yorker, Juliet is the Chief Administrative Officer. She is responsible for a broad portfolio of business and administrative functions while serving as a key advisor to the Dean.

Prior to joining Cornell Tech, Juliet was the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness at the College Board, a national not-for-profit membership association best known for its SAT and Advanced Placement programs. She was formerly the Vice President and Chief of Staff to the President. Previously, Juliet was Vice President of Business Development at Primedia (also and Sombasa Media); Manager of Business Development at Tigris Consulting; a high school mathematics teacher; and Executive Director of Far Bound — The Teaching Apprenticeship.

Juliet earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in applied mathematics with economics from Harvard University. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and three children, two of whom share her passion for Yankees baseball.

About Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech develops pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age. Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. Cornell Tech’s temporary campus has been up and running at Google’s Chelsea building since 2012, with a growing world-class faculty, and over 100 master’s and Ph.D. students who collaborate extensively with tech-oriented companies and organizations and pursue their own start-ups.

Construction is underway on Cornell Tech’s campus on Roosevelt Island, with a first phase due to open in 2017. When fully completed, the campus will include 2 million square feet of state-of- the-art buildings, over 2 acres of open space, and will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff.
I asked:
Will her job function include interacting with the Roosevelt Island community as Cathy Dove performed?
Cornell Tech Press Spokesperson replied:
As the Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations, Jane Swanson will continue to be our lead community liaison on Roosevelt Island. Over the past several months, Jane has become a fixture on the Island and is actively engaged with the community, from her regular office hours at the RIVAA gallery to coordinating the regular Roosevelt Island Task Force meetings. We look forward to introducing Juliet to the Roosevelt Island community and having such an established professional play a key role in helping lead Cornell Tech as we get ready to move to Roosevelt Island in 2017.
Welcome to Roosevelt Island Ms Weissman.