Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Cornell University

Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. He also is Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. From July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1998 he served as Cornell’s Vice President for Academic Programs, Planning and Budgeting.

Ehrenberg served as an elected member of the Cornell Board of Trustees from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2010. Governor David Paterson nominated him for membership on the SUNY Board of Trustees in May 2009. His appointment was confirmed by the New York State Senate in March 2010 and he served until June 2017. He chaired the Board's Academic Affairs Committee and was a member of its Executive, Communications and External Affairs, Finance and Administration, and Research and Economic Development committees and was on the system wide provost search and compensation committees.

He received a B.A. in mathematics from Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) in 1966, M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1970, an Honorary Doctor of Science from SUNY in 2008, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Penn State University in 2011. A member of the Cornell faculty for 43 years, Ehrenberg has authored or co-authored over 160 papers and authored or edited 26 books.

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