Feedback: Thank you for the “Ask a Dean” feature!

Date: December 2016


Dear Grad School Deans,

I just wanted to say thank you for the “Ask a Dean” feature! I have really enjoyed reading the questions and informative answers in the weekly grad school announcements. More importantly though, while I am sure that the deans have always been available to us grad students, this program makes you all more obviously accessible. While I haven’t had a question or situation requiring a dean, thanks to the “Ask a Dean” program I certainly feel like I could contact you if the need ever arises. So, thank you for this program and all that you do for grad students!

Best wishes,
Grateful Grad


Dear Grateful Grad,

Thanks very much for your “thank you” note for the Ask a Dean feature! We deans appreciate knowing that you, as a student, appreciate this feature and find it useful. Our mission is to support graduate students and faculty at Cornell to achieve outstanding graduate education experiences. 

We strive to be available and accessible to graduate students, to listen to your concerns, and to help you find solutions to the challenges you face. Please do contact any of us if we can be of help. We are proud and gratified to be working with such talented graduate students at Cornell, and are here to support you in your academic, personal, and professional endeavors. 

Thanks again for acknowledging the work we do. I hope you have a refreshing and rejuvenating break as you look forward to the spring semester.

Warm regards,


Barbara A. Knuth
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School