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Future meetings:

  • October 2224, 2015
  • October 2729, 2016
  • October 1921, 2017
  • November 12, 2018

Cornell University Council

Celebrating 150 Years of Making a Difference:
Trustee-Council Annual Meeting 2014
October 16–18

Coming to you Livestream:

Thursday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. ET
All-Council Lunch with Special Guest, President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes

Friday, October 17, 8:45 a.m. ET
Joint Annual Meeting and State of the University Address


TCAM and Homecoming: United for the Sesquicentennial

To kick off the Sesquicentennial celebrations on campus, TCAM and Homecoming are coming together! Engage in TCAM-exclusive events and enjoy other festivities for the entire Cornell community.

Welcome from Council Chair, Jay Carter '71, MEN '72carter

One of the foundations of Cornell University is the support and engagement of its alumni. In fact, President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes has said: “The University has an enormous secret weapon in its volunteers. It’s the lifeblood of this place.  ... Our greatest asset is the activism and commitment of volunteers.” I hope you will join me at TCAM 2014 as we all celebrate 150 years of Cornell and its "greatest asset."

Our program for TCAM 2014 is bold, ambitious and offers something for everyone. It combines TCAM, Homecoming, and Sesquicentennial celebrations into one inspiring, informative and engaging event. As in past years, you will have the opportunity to directly interact with university leaders, professors and students. Equally important is time spent becoming reacquainted with old friends and making new ones.

Review the Schedule

I know you will enjoy choosing from the variety of offerings on the program. Please click the link above for the full TCAM schedule.

Of special note to new members

We look forward to welcoming you at the New Member Session on Thursday, October 16, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This will be a relaxed introduction to the weekend, where you will have an opportunity to meet some of Council’s mentors and members of its Administrative Board.

For all members

There are numerous “don’t miss” speakers and events this year, including Professors Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick’s discussing Cornell history from 1940-2015 on Thursday afternoon; the gala dinner and fireworks show on Friday night; and the thrilling energy of the Cornell Forensics Society debating a topic of prime importance to higher education.

Preregistration is now closed. Please register on site.

If you have any questions, our staff is ready to help. Please e-mail or phone Trudy Curtis, 607-254-7115.

I look forward to seeing you at TCAM.

Jay Carter ’71, Chair


About Trustee-Council Annual Meeting

Every October, the Cornell University Council holds its annual meeting in Ithaca in conjunction with the Board of Trustees. At Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) members are informed about current Cornell concerns, activities, and priorities. The meeting provides an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the university and to ask questions, as well as to express views and ideas. Members also become more acquainted with Cornell faculty, staff, students, and administrators through committee meetings, discussions, lectures, and social events.

Future meetings

  • October 2224, 2015
  • October 2729, 2016
  • October 1921, 2017
  • November 13, 2018