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ILR 75th Anniversary

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the ILR School

ILR Deans

Aerial view of Cornell University ILR School's Ithaca, NY campus

A number of people have served as dean or acting dean of the ILR School since Irving M. Ives began his tenure in 1945 as the school’s leader.

Irving M. Ives - June 30, 1945 – June 30, 1947

Martin P. Catherwood - July 1, 1947 – December 31, 1958

Robert F. Risley (Acting Dean) - January 1, 1959 – June 30, 1959

John W. McConnell  - July 1, 1959 – January 31, 1963

Robert F. Risley (Acting Dean) - February 1, 1963 – August 31, 1963

David G. Moore - September 1, 1963 – December 31, 1970

Robert F. Risley (Acting Dean) - January 1, 1971 – June 30, 1971

Robert B. McKersie - July 1, 1971 – August 31, 1979

Robert E. Doherty (Acting Dean) - September 1, 1979 – June 30, 1980

Charles M. Rehmus - July 1, 1980 – June 30, 1985

Robert E. Doherty - July 1, 1985 – June 30, 1988

David B. Lipsky - July 1, 1988 – January 15, 1997

Robert S. Smith (Acting Dean) - January 16, 1997 – May 23, 1997

Edward J. Lawler - May 24, 1997 – December 31, 2001

Robert S. Smith (Acting Dean)January 1, 2002 – June 30, 2002

Edward J. Lawler - July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2005

Harry C. Katz - July 1, 2005 – November 14, 2014

Robert S. Smith (Acting Dean) - November 15, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Kevin F. Hallock - February 1, 2015 – October 9, 2018

Alexander J.S. Colvin (Interim Dean) - October 9, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Alexander J.S. Colvin - July 1, 2019 – Present

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