Diana M. Daniels
DIANA M. DANIELS (AB '71 Cornell; JD '74 Harvard) is vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the Washington Post Company. She has been a member of the Cornell Board of Trustees since July 1995, when she began serving a four-year term upon election by the alumni body; and since 1999 as a board-elected member. On July 1, 2004, Ms. Daniels began serving as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Ms. Daniels currently serves on the Alumni Affairs and Development, Board Membership (vice chairman 2001-02; chairman 2002-04 and 2005- ), and Executive Committees. For the Alumni Affairs Steering Committee, she served on the Long-Range Planning Subcommittee on Alumni Involvement. She also serves on the Audit Committee (chairman 1999-2002; vice chairman 1997-99). She was a member of the Academic Affairs and Campus Life Committees, the Presidential Search Committee that elected Cornell's 11th president, the Trustee Special Advisory Committee on Distance Learning, the Trustee Task Force on Admissions and Financial Aid, and the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on University Communications and Marketing, and chaired the Trustee Task Force on Student Fees. Ms. Daniels is a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women and was a trustee member of the Administrative Board of the Cornell University Council. As a member of the Cornell Athletics Advisory Council, she co-chaired its Gender Equity Committee.
Ms. Daniels is a trustee of the Appleseed Foundation (having served as chair from June 2002 through February 2005). Since October 2004, she has served as first vice president of the Inter-American Press Association. Ms. Daniels was formerly a trustee of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and the ABA Museum of Law. She currently is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Legal Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1974 Ms. Daniels received the JD degree from Harvard and an MCP degree from MIT; she also received a diploma from the University of Edinburgh in 1976.