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Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian

Posted by nyc94 
Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: nyc94 (---.lightspeed.brfrct.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 10, 2014 12:55PM

Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: March 12, 2014 09:34AM

Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: March 12, 2014 11:18AM

So whom do we steal from the University of Iowa this time? Skorton was perfect for Cornell. I hate to lose him.

 
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Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.airproducts.com)
Date: March 12, 2014 12:45PM

Al DeFlorio
So whom do we steal from the University of Iowa this time? Skorton was perfect for Cornell. I hate to lose him.

Maybe a football coach/ whistle
 
Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: KeithK (---.external.lmco.com)
Date: March 12, 2014 01:01PM

Jeff Hopkins '82
Al DeFlorio
So whom do we steal from the University of Iowa this time? Skorton was perfect for Cornell. I hate to lose him.

Maybe a football coach/ whistle
I think that would be kidnapping.
 
Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: billhoward (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: March 12, 2014 02:33PM

Al DeFlorio
So whom do we steal from the University of Iowa this time? Skorton was perfect for Cornell. I hate to lose him.
+1
 
Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 12, 2014 11:55PM

It seems to me that Skorton is the first Cornell president to leave for the purpose of taking another position. Some have hung around after retiring, others have taken other positions after retiring, and others have done things after being forced out, but I can't think of any who quit for the purpose of taking another job. Am I missing someone?
 
Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: billhoward (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: March 13, 2014 06:50AM

David Harding
It seems to me that Skorton is the first Cornell president to leave for the purpose of taking another position. Some have hung around after retiring, others have taken other positions after retiring, and others have done things after being forced out, but I can't think of any who quit for the purpose of taking another job. Am I missing someone?
It's a small sample size. There's only one outsider outlier, Hunter Rawlings, young enough to have taken another job, who didn't (other than to go back to teaching).

Dale Corson, president 1969-77, had been at Cornell since just after WWII (meaning he got to see some decent football games), He was 63 when he retired, he could possibly have gone somewhere else, but he liked Ithaca, and for three years after being president he was university chancellor. He was not very flamboyant but he turned out to have been the right man to bring Cornell back from the 1960s unrest that changed the fabric of Cornell.

Frank Rhodes, 1977-1995, was 69 when he stepped down. Even when you step down, you're on so many boards around the country that it's not like you're instantly retired.

Hunter Rawlings, 1995-2003, was 59 when he stepped down. He could have gone elsewhere. Recall that during the last 2 years as president, he also taught an undergrad course in the classics; afterwards, he continued teaching. Maybe he was a professor at heart, so he did take another position of sorts. (Like Skorton, his previous stop was president of Iowa.)

Jeff Lehman '77, 2003-2005, was a relative kid when he, er, resigned - 52 years old. So it made sense that he'd move on.

David Skorton, 2006-, is 64 now and he perhaps wanted one last act doing something different. He will be a tough act to follow.
 
Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: marty (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: December 03, 2014 08:57PM

Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: ugarte (207.239.110.---)
Date: December 04, 2014 05:05PM

For a second I thought "He left Cornell to go to the NYRA? That doesn't seem right."

 
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Re: Skorton to depart in 2015 for Smithsonian
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: June 02, 2019 10:17PM

Recently I heard a radio interview with the incoming Secretary of the Smithsonian. This confused me because I thought I would have heard if something had happened to Skorton, here if nowhere else. Turnd out I had missed the announcements from the Smithsonian and Association of American Medical Colleges of his resignation from the Smithsonian effective June 15 to take the postion of president and CEO of the AAMC.
 

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