Cornell academic leaders to speak on public/private issues

June 2, 2011

Two top academic officials of Cornell University will speak June 9 at Purdue on "The Public Interest in Private Universities: Lessons from Cornell."

Kent Fuchs, provost, and Ronald Seeber, senior vice provost, will make their presentation at 2:30-4 p.m. June 9 in Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. The event is sponsored by the Steering Committee of the Purdue University Decadal Funding Plan Initiative.

A live webcast of the event will be available at mms:// An archived version of the presentation will be available at mms:// after the presentation.

Fuchs was appointed Cornell’s provost in 2009. He served as the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering from 2002 to 2008. Before joining the Cornell faculty, he was the head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Michael J. and Catherine R. Birck Distinguished Professor at Purdue, and a faculty member at the University of Illinois.

Ronald Seeber is Cornell’s senior vice provost and a professor of industrial and labor relations. He has been a member of the Cornell faculty since 1980, and he also serves as associate director of the Martin and Laurie Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.