The president's office is located on the second floor of Old Sem. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General communications

(319) 895-4324
(319) 895-5237 (fax)
Box: 1666


President's Office
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

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    Jonathan Brand


    Jonathan Brand became Cornell's 15th president in 2011. He previously served as president of Doane College and as special assistant and counsel to the president at Grinnell College. He holds a law degree from Cornell University, a master's degree in French literature from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in history and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    RuthAnn Scheer

    Executive Assistant to the President

    RuthAnn provides administrative support to the President and assists the President’s Council in special projects. She is also the Secretary to the Board of Trustees.