Robert S. Harrison, a 1976 Cornell graduate and chief executive officer of the Clinton Global Initiative, was unanimously elected chair of the Cornell University Board of Trustees at its March 11 meeting in Ithaca. Harrison's two-and-a-half-year term begins Jan. 1, 2012, when he will succeed Peter C. Meinig '61.

Tommy Bruce, vice president for university communications, joined Meinig and Harrison to make the announcement at a press conference March 11 in the Statler Hotel.

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