Join a Town Hall Q & A for Businesses on Cornell Reactivation & Student Return with Tompkins Chamber & Downtown Ithaca

Tuesday, August 11th | 9 - 10 a.m.

Please join representatives from Cornell Student and Campus Life, University Relations (federal, state and local) and the Center for Regional Economic Advancement for a virtual Q & A discussion. Topics include Cornell re-activation and return of students. If you have particular questions or issues that you'd like addressed, please click the link to the right to submit them by August 10th. Questions welcome during the session as well.
Check Cornell COVID 19 & Reactivation Planning for regularly updated information. For additional updates - including additional Town Hall Q & A sessions - see Cornell Community Relations' COVID-19 Resource Center

Jennifer Tavares, Chamber President, and Gary Ferguson, DIA Executive Director, will facilitate a conversation with the following Cornell University Representatives:
  • Joel Malina, Vice President, University Relations
  • Pat Wynn, Associate VP, Student and Campus Life
  • Karen Brown, Director of Communications, Student and Campus Life
  • Tom Schryver, Director, Center for Regional Economic Advancement & REV
  • Charlie Kruzansky, Associate VP, State Relations
  • Dianne Miller, Senior Director, Federal Relations
  • Anthony Bellamy, Cornell University Police
  • Community Relations staff
Our Team is Here for You.

Just call the Chamber at 607-273-7080, or email us at For specific need areas:
Ritza Francois, Membership Referrals & Support
Carly Hansen, Operations/Account Assistance
Diane Hemly, Bookkeeper - AP/AR Questions
Jennifer Tavares, Economic Recovery/Communications & PR
David Walton, Event & Program/Sponsor Inquiries & OJT Grants
Note: Our office is open by appointment only. Our team is on reduced hours due to Covid-19 budget impacts. Please be patient if our response time is longer than usual.