Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College. The board is comprised of representatives of both Tompkins and Cortland Counties, appointed by either the respective county legislature or the governor. The board also includes a student trustee, elected by the student body.

The primary responsibility of the Board is to establish policies governing the College. The Board also approves the College budget and the appointment of all personnel.

Board Members

Trustee Roxann Buck

Roxann Buck    
Tompkins County Appointee – 1990    
Term Expires 2031

Trustee Dean Corbin

Dean Corbin    
Governor’s Appointee – 2023    
Cortland County    
Term Expires 2029

Trustee Sue Dale-Hall

Sue Dale-Hall    
Vice Chair of the Board    
Governor’s Appointee – 2022    
Tompkins County    
Term Expires 2025

Trustee Judy Davison

Judy K. Davison    
Chair of the Board    
Cortland County Appointee – 2007    
Term Expires 2030

Trustee Arthur Kuckes

Arthur Kuckes    
Tompkins County Appointee – 2013    
Term Expires 2025

Trustee Matthew McSherry

Matthew McSherry    
Cortland County Appointee - 2012    
Term Expires 2026

Schelley Michell-Nunn

Schelley Michell-Nunn     
Tompkins County Appointee – 2018    
Term Expires 2028

Seth Peacock 
Governor’s Appointee – 2023    
Tompkins County    
Term Expires 2029

Trustee Lisa Perfetti

Lisa Perfetti    
Governor’s Appointee – 2022    
Cortland County    
Term Expires 2027


Romneya Quennell    
Student Trustee    
Term Expires 2024

Board of Trustees Chairs

Ronald Space - 1967 - 1977    
Bert Morse - 1977 - 1983    
Georgia MacNeil - 1983 - 1988    
Robert Corey - 1988 - 1993    
Jean McPheeters - 1993 - 1998    
Richard VanDonsel - 1998 - 2003    
Roxann Buck - 2003 - 2011    
Elizabeth Burns - 2011 - 2017    
Raymond Schlather - 2017 - 2022    
Judy Davison - 2022 - present

Trustee Emeritus

The Board of Trustees has conferred the designation of Trustee Emeritus on individuals who served with great distinction and in an outstanding manner as a member of the Board of Trustees. The designation is recommended by a Board of Trustees committee, the Chair of the Board, and/or the College President and is then approved by the entire Board of Trustees. The following is a list of those with the title Trustee Emeritus, along with their years of service on the board.

Beverly Baker (1997-2011)    
Elizabeth Burns (2008-2022)    
Dr. Robert Eberly (1998-2007)    
Holly Greer (1987-1997)    
Georgia MacNeil (1974-1989)    
Jean McPheeters (1984-2002)    
William Raynor (1985-2011)    
Raymond Schlather (2008-2023) 
Genevieve Suits (1999-2008)    
Manley Thaler (1967-1977)    
William Tucker (1997-2008)    
Richard Van Donsel (1989-2003)    
Nicholas Wharton (1993-2003)