Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lunching with Skorton

Yesterday a few administrators, a handful of Board members from other districts, and I met at BOCES to hear from President Skorton of CU about partnering possibilities. As I suspected, these had little to do with paying Dryden in lieu of taxes for the $20 million in tax-exempt land they hold in our town. However, CU has some ideas involving Cooperative Extension and rural economies that may be useful in the future. The man himself is quite pleasant, quiet, with a wry sense of humor. He brought with him Cal Walker, his new outreach guy (from Village at Ithaca), and Gary Stewart, formerly of the Ithaca Journal, now an Assistant for Community Relations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can relate tot this piece. Our house is surrounded by Cornell Land on every side. In some wasy it is wonderful, because we get the protection of "no development". On the other hand, it means no development.