Speakers Series Fall 2014
Cornell University and Town/Gown Partnerships
The third installment of a 3-part discussion on expanding higher education institutions to shape and redefine future local economic and community ventures.
Cornell University and its home community of Ithaca have a relationship that covers 150 years. The success of both is intricately intertwined. Over the years, the relationship between Ithaca and nearby higher education institutions has evolved. The cooperative and collaborative environment that is a cornerstone of current relations has resulted from years of experience, negotiations, shared visions and trial and error. As a college town, Ithaca's economic vitality and quality of life has been greatly influenced by nearby higher education institutions. This presentation will explore how Cornell University and Ithaca have addressed issues such as University expansion and building within the home community. Specific examples will be provided and lessons learned will be shared.
John C. Gutenberger
Senior Advisor, Office of Community Relations, Cornell University
Now Senior Advisor to the Office of Community Relations at Cornell University, John previously served that office for 24 years as Assistant Director and Director. In addition, John also served four terms as member of Ithaca's Common Council and three terms as Ithaca's mayor. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and former supermarket owner.
November 6, 2014
Binghamton University Downtown Center
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