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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D.
The Ronald P. Lynch Dean
260 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-5905
November 16, 2010
To the Department of Education Community,
Last month I announced the difficult decision to close the Department of Education. Since
then I have been impressed by the professional and thoughtful manner in which the
faculty, staff and students have handled the news of the planned phase-out of the
department. At CALS, we are making every effort to ensure that the transition is as
minimally disruptive and transparent as is possible, and that decisions include the input of
faculty, staff and students. I have been particularly grateful for the steady leadership
shown by individual faculty members who have guided the department admirably during
these past few weeks.