Albany - Ronald G. Ehrenberg, the Irving
M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University, has joined the State University of New York Board of Trustees.
labor economist, Ehrenberg is the director of the Cornell University Higher
Education Research Institute. He has served as a consultant to faculty and
administrative groups and trustees at a number of colleges and universities on
issues relating to tuition and financial aid policies, faculty compensation
policies, faculty retirement policies, and other budgetary and planning issues.
Ehrenberg’s training and experience as an economist, his many years of service
as a member of the Cornell faculty and administration, and his research on
higher education will be an invaluable asset to SUNY,” said Board Chairman Carl
T. Hayden. “I welcome Ron to the Board and look forward to the benefit of his
Ehrenberg has already been hard at work for SUNY as a member of the group
helping to develop SUNY’s strategic plan,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “I
appreciate Ron’s commitment and dedication and look forward to working with him
in his new role as a trustee.”
“I am grateful to the Governor for his appointment and the
state Senate for their consent,” said Ehrenberg. “Participating in SUNY’s
strategic planning process has been a great experience and has well-prepared me
for my new role as a trustee. I am eager to work with the Chairman, Chancellor
Zimpher and my colleagues on the Board in advancing SUNY. My wife, my two
sisters, my three nieces, one of my sons and I all were educated at SUNY and I
am delighted to help repay my debt through my service on the SUNY Board.”
Senate confirmed Governor David A. Paterson’s appointment Tuesday afternoon
March 2, 2010.
of Trustees is the governing body of SUNY and consists of 17 members, 15 of
whom are appointed by the Governor, by and with consent of the New York State
president of the Student Assembly serves as student trustee and the president
of the University Faculty Senate serves as an ex-officio and non-voting
Trustees serve on a voluntary basis without compensation for terms of seven
Ronald G. Ehrenberg
is a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and an elected member of the Cornell
Board of Trustees.
1, 1995 to June 30, 1998 he served as Cornell's Vice President for Academic
Programs, Planning and Budgeting. In this role, he supervised the office of
Institutional Planning and Research, the office of Statutory College Affairs,
the office of Space Planning & Utilization, and the office of Academic
Programs and Special Projects.
integrated academic planning across the colleges in Ithaca (with an emphasis on
strengthening Cornell's social sciences) and between the Ithaca and Medical College campuses.
received a B.A. in mathematics from Harpur College, now the State University of
New York at Binghamton, in 1966, M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1970, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from SUNY in 2008.
A member of
the Cornell faculty for 33 years, he has authored or co-authored over 120
papers and authored or edited 21 books. He was the founding editor of Research
in Labor Economics, and served a ten-year term as co-editor of the Journal of
Human Resources. He has served, or is serving, on several editorial boards and
as a consultant to numerous governmental agencies and commissions and
university and private research corporations.
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