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ILR Messaging Project - A message from the Dean

Photo: Kevin Hallock in Grand Central Station

Kevin Hallock

Dear ILR Community,

Last week, the ILR School began a process to re-evaluate how we articulate who we are and the value we bring to the world.  This project will include a comprehensive review of our existing messaging and visual identity, in addition to several other aspects of our internal and external communications efforts.  We have convened a small group of students, staff, faculty and alumni to serve as our review team and they will be seeking the input of our entire ILR community.

The ILR School is made up of a diverse group of units that provide great value to wide array of constituents.  That diversity is part of what makes ILR such an amazing and unique place, however, it can also make it challenging for people outside our direct community to understand the full scope of what we do.  This isn’t just an external issue as I have often heard people inside Cornell say, ‘I didn’t know that ILR did that?’.   I believe we have a terrific opportunity to more clearly communicate about ILR and positively impact even more lives than we do today.

Over the next several weeks, we will be reaching out to students, staff, faculty, and alumni - as well as a range of constituents internal to Cornell and outside the University - to help us understand how they perceive ILR.  We will then take that input and define a set of strategies to help us communicate more effectively about ILR.  There will be many opportunities for your voice to be heard in this process and we hope that you take advantage of them.

Tom Addonizio, our assistant dean for communications and marketing, will be leading this effort with his team.  They will be keeping everyone abreast of our progress throughout the process and can answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for your support of this important initiative.

Kevin F. Hallock
Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean
Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor