About PADE

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Avery August
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Prof. August oversees the Provost’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, which provides a wide range of programing for faculty development and diversity, support and training for department chairs and associate deans, and faculty hiring strategies. Also among his responsibilities are Provost’s Bridge programs for faculty diversity and dual career, dean’s searches, Provost’s liaison for the Faculty Committee on Program Review and Tenure and Promotions. Professor August joined the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Cornell in 2010 as Professor of Immunology and Chair of the department and began his appointment as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in 2018.

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Marla Love
Interim Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students
Marla Love serves as the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students. Prior to that, Marla served as Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity working directly with the diversity and student empowerment units in the Office of the Dean of Students to create an intersectional programming model that engages our students in new and innovative ways. She worked closely with our partners in Campus and Community Engagement, as well as in the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives to produce powerful synergies and collaborations that enhance the student experience and deepen our commitment to underserved student communities. She also worked closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Care and Crisis Services to find ways to blend our approach to crisis management with an inclusion model that keeps Cornell on the leading edge of campus-wide crisis management. She also serves as chair of the university’s Bias Assessment and Review Team (BART) for student only related bias incidents.

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Victoria White
Project Manager, Office of the President
As project leader in the Office of the President, Victoria White leads high level strategic programs and projects for presidential and provost initiatives that contribute to the progression of presidential priorities as outlined by President Pollack. Using her experience of leading global strategic programs and implementing diversity & inclusion practices in industry, Victoria facilitates the execution and adoption of our new framework, Belonging at Cornell.