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 2024

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

Trustee Lisa Perfetti

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

Trustee Ray Schlather

Raymond Schlather   
Governor’s Appointee – 2008   
Tompkins County   
Term Expires 2022


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)   
Genevieve Suits (1999-2008)   
Manley Thaler (1967-1977)   
William Tucker (1997-2008)   
Richard Van Donsel (1989-2003)   
Nicholas Wharton (1993-2003)