Cornell’s First Woman President Named UVA’s 2016 Distinguished Alumna

By | January 28, 2016

Elizabeth Garett, Cornell University’s newest president has been selected by The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center of UVA to receive the University of Virginia’s 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. Garett, who is a 1988 graduate of UVA School of Law will receive the award and speak on Grounds in April.

Garett’s nomination citied achievements including her record of legal scholarship and public service on issues of democracy, legislative process, tax reform and more.

UVA’s Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1991 to honor alumnae whose contributions have brought about progress in a range of fields including economic development, civil rights, and medicine.

Learn more about UVA’s Distinguished Alumna Award and read the full article here.