Sept. 11, 2008

Hotel School names new associate dean for external affairs

Jon Denison has been appointed associate dean for external affairs at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, where he will provide strategic direction for alumni affairs, development, corporate affairs and communications.

"Jon brings to this position an ideal blend of personal leadership and professional experience," said Michael Johnson, dean of the Hotel School and E.M. Statler Professor. "I am confident that he will be very effective in leading our outreach to the many alumni, friends and corporate partners who are so important to the school."

Denison comes to Cornell with nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Most recently he served as director of corporate relations and associate director of development and alumni services at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Earlier, he served as vice president for institutional advancement at Utica College in Utica, N.Y. Denison also held several positions at Syracuse University, including executive director of corporate and foundation relations.

Denison holds a bachelor's degree in advertising and an associate's degree in journalism from Ferris State University. He earned a master's degree in management science with a concentration in human resource management at Binghamton University.