Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell NYC Tech in New York City, will become the tenth president of Paul Smith’s College. Dove will succeed John W. Mills, who is retiring after 10 years as president, on September 1st at the college’s first woman president.
As vice president of Cornell Tech since 2012, Dove has lead Cornell University’s efforts to build a new, 2.1-million-square-foot campus for applied sciences on Roosevelt Island in New York City, expected to open in 2017. Dove has served in senior leadership roles at Cornell since 1989. Previous to Cornell Tech, her most recent positions were associate dean of its College of Engineering and, before that, associate dean at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Before Cornell, Dove was assistant town manager for Arlington, Mass.; a financial analyst and marketing planner for Eli Lilly and Co.; and manager of engineering systems and development for Anaren Inc., a Syracuse-based maker of microwave and radio frequency equipment.
Dove has a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Cornell and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Dove’s husband, Jeffrey Dove, is an attorney in Syracuse; they have a daughter, Jamie, who lives in New York City.
Dove was selected after a search organized by the recruitment firm Korn Ferry. The search committee included faculty, trustees, administrators and alumni.
Photo of Cathy Dove courtesy of Cornell University.