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Welcome New Board Members

Rod Howe

At the heart of every not-for-profit is a board of trustees and The History Center is no different. At the end of this fiscal year we are saying so long to outgoing board members Lynn Thommen and Rhonda Gilmore and are welcoming new board members: Liz Bodner, Kim Cornish, Adam Klausner and Ron Ostman.  

Liz moved back to the area and has degrees from Cornell's College of Arts & Sciences and School of Veterinary Medicine.  Kim is a native of Cambridge, Maryland, and a descendant of Harriet Tubman. She is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in English with a specialization in Creative Writing and a minor in Women's Studies; she now holds a position of Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights . Adam is a senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration, where he teaches Real Estate Law, Internet law, and Law for Entrepreneurs. Ron grew up in International Falls, Minnesota. His Ph.D. and M.A. are from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota and most recently is a Cornell University Graduate Professor Emeritus in Communication.  

You will find information about our trustees on our website . They are an incredible, dedicated group excited to be working toward a move to our new location on the Commons at the end of 2018. If you see them out and about ask them what most excites them about local history.

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