Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Representatives on Board & Executive Committee

Wendy Wolford is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University. As vice provost for international affairs, Wolford focuses on strengthening Cornell University’s many global connections and interdisciplinary initiatives, including the Global Grand Challenge on Migrations.

Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the Department of Global Development in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has published widely on topics related to international development, land use and distribution, social mobilization, agrarian societies and critical ethnography.

Wolford spent 2016-2017 as a Fulbright scholar in Mozambique and Portugal, and she is currently working on a book on the politics of inequality and rural development in Brazil and Mozambique. At Cornell since 2010, Wolford is the co-Editor of a book series at Cornell University Press. She served as the faculty director for economic development at the David R. Atkinson Center for Sustainable Development, where she co-led CARE-Cornell and Oxfam-Cornell collaborations. She was co-leader of a three-year theme project on contested global landscapes at Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences.

Wolford received her Bachelor of Arts in economics and international development from McGill University (1994) and her PhD (2001) in geography from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Cornell, she was a faculty member in geography at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2001-2010) and a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University (2004-2005).

Paul Krause is the Vice Provost for External Education at Cornell University and the Executive Director of eCornell.

Krause leads the university-wide efforts to extend Cornell’s reach and impact through online professional programs, lifelong learning, executive education, and blended/online degree programs.

Cornell delivers a broad range of courses and learning programs to individuals and organizations across the world through online, in-person and blended formats. Through the external education initiative, eCornell supports faculty who are interested in developing and designing learning experiences to strategically extend the reach of the university. Cornell faculty from every college and school have designed over 100 online professional certificates and lifelong learning programs available through eCornell. The external education initiative also includes expanding executive education programs tailored to the needs of companies, institutions, governments and nonprofits.

Since 2014, Krause has led Cornell’s efforts to drive online learning innovation and growth. Previously, he worked as a senior leader in the education technology and professional education industry.

He is a graduate of Cornell University.

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