Governor Cuomo Praises Cornell's Garret, Who Has Died, for Challenging Status Quo

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Late Cornell President Elizabeth Garret

[Education: Passings]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement following the death of Cornell University President Elizabeth Garret today.

"I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Elizabeth Garrett. Throughout her accomplished career, and especially as President of Cornell University, Elizabeth was a visionary leader who was wholeheartedly committed to furthering the education and growth of those around her. She devoted her life to creating a better future for everyone, and she understood that in order to accomplish that, part of her responsibility as a leader was to boldly challenge the status quo. As the first woman to lead Cornell University as its President, she lived that promise herself.

“Elizabeth’s passing is a great loss not only for her University, but for our state. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my deepest condolences to all of her many friends and loved ones.”

 

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