New York’s 1862 Land-Grant Institution: Cornell University
Cornell University was founded in 1865 when the New York legislature authorized the school to become the state’s land-grant institution. Although the university is considered private, Cornell has colleges that are state funded and fulfill statutory requirements, including extension activities.
President: Martha E. Pollack became the president of Cornell University in 2017. Previously, she was the Provost at the University of Michigan.