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Cornell’s Coates is appointed to the TC3 Board of Trustees

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Legislature has approved the appointment of Chad Coates, an assistant dean at Cornell University, to the Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) Board of Trustees.

Coates is an assistant dean of admissions and advising in Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences. In this role, he chairs admissions committees for undergraduate international applicants from the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa, and serves as academic adviser to a group of first- and second-year students, according his biography on the website of Cornell’s Carl Becker House. The house is an undergraduate residency on the Cornell campus, and Coates serves as a house fellow.

 Jim Dennis, chair of the Tompkins County Legislature’s Budget Committee, says that Coates brings to the TC3 Board of Trustees “considerable experience in residential life and in many facets of higher education,” according to a news release from the county legislature.

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