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Contract Administrators and Authorized Signatories

Cornell's contract management platform, Icertis, is used to administer several types of international agreements. To initiate and execute any of these contract types, please contact your unit’s contract administrator.

Cornell's Policy 4.2 authorizes few individuals to sign agreements on behalf of a college, school, unit, center or the university. International institutional collaborations (memorialized by Memoranda of Agreement, Project Agreements, Letters of Intent, Letter Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, or any similar agreement, regardless of title) and international revenue-generating activities (memorialized by Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Educational Services Agreements, or any similar agreement regardless of title) are to be executed only by authorized signatories detailed below.

With the exception of the VPIA or University Counsel, authorized signatories may not delegate signatory authority to anyone else. 

Operating Unit

International Institutional Collaborations

International Revenue-Generating Activities

International Independent Contractors

Cornell University (university-level)

Contract Admin(s): Christine Potter (cmp58)

Authorized signatory: Vice Provost for International Affairs or University Counsel

Not applicable

Not applicable

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contract Admin(s): Jennifer Austin (jaf54)

Authorized signatory: CALS Dean

Contract Admin(s): Jennifer Austin (jaf54)

Authorized signatory: CALS Dean

Contract Admin(s): Jennifer Austin (jaf54)

Signatory: Procurement

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

Contract Admin(s):  Rachel Barna (raw53) and Melinda Stelick (ms294)

Authorized signatory: AAP Dean

Contract Admin(s): Rachel Barna (raw53) and Melinda Stelick (ms294)

Authorized signatory: AAP Dean

Contract Admin(s): Rachel Barna (raw53) and Melinda Stelick (ms294)

Signatory: Procurement

College of Arts and Sciences

Contract Admin(s): Jolene Layton (jml523) and Megan Dobbin (md244)

Authorized signatory: A&S Dean

Contract Admin(s): Jolene Layton (jml523) and Megan Dobbin (md244)

Authorized signatory: A&S Dean

Contract Admin(s): Jolene Layton (jml523) and Megan Dobbin (md244)

Signatory: Procurement

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

Contract Admin(s): Cynthia Mathys (cjm296) and Kurt Fritjofson (kf322)

Authorized signatory: Atkinson Center Director

Not applicable

Not applicable

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (all schools)

Contract Admin(s): Gail Fink (gef4) and Teresa Thresher (tmt1)

Authorized signatory: SC Johnson Dean

Contract Admin(s): Aala Al-Hashimi (aa2459)

Authorized signatory: SC Johnson Dean

Contract Admin(s): Aala Al-Hashimi (aa2459)

Signatory: Procurement

Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science​

Contract Admin(s): Claudia Wojcinski (crw1)

Authorized signatory: Cornell Bowers CIS Dean

Contract Admin(s): Claudia Wojcinski (crw1)

Authorized signatory: Cornell Bowers CIS Dean

Contract Admin(s): Claudia Wojcinski (crw1)

Signatory: Procurement

Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

Contract Admin(s): Amy Bennett (amb54)

Authorized signatory: Brooks Dean

Contract Admin(s): Amy Bennett (amb54)

Authorized signatory: Brooks Dean

Contract Admin(s): Amy Bennett (amb54)

Signatory: Procurement

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Contract Admin(s): Jesse Kreager (jwk236)

Authorized signatory: SCE Dean

Contract Admin(s): Jesse Kreager (jwk236)

Authorized signatory: SCE Dean

Contract Admin(s): Jesse Kreager (jwk236)

Signatory: Procurement

Cornell Tech

Contract Admin(s): Michael Weissman (mbw76)

Authorized signatory: Cornell Tech Dean

Contract Admin(s): Michael Weissman (mbw76)

Authorized signatory: Cornell Tech Dean

Contract Admin(s): Michael Weissman (mbw76)

Signatory: Procurement

David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement

Contract Admin(s): TBD

Authorized signatory: Executive Director of the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement

Not Applicable Not Applicable

College of Engineering

Contract Admin(s): Luiz Vieira (ld454) and Brenda Fisher (bmf74)

Authorized signatory: Cornell Engineering Dean

Contract Admin(s): Luiz Vieira (ld454) and Brenda Fisher (bmf74)

Authorized signatory: Cornell Engineering Dean

Contract Admin(s): Luiz Vieira (ld454) and Brenda Fisher (bmf74)

Signatory: Procurement

Graduate School

Contract Admin(s): Kevin Mannella (kjm225)

Authorized signatory: Graduate School Dean

Contract Admin(s): Kevin Mannella (kjm225)

Authorized signatory: Graduate School Dean

Contract Admin(s): Kevin Mannella (kjm225)

Signatory: Procurement

College of Human Ecology

Contract Admin(s): Ryan Heichel (rls55) and Jennifer Austin (jaf54)

Authorized signatory: HumEc Dean

Contract Admin(s): Ryan Heichel (rls55) and Jennifer Austin (jaf54)

Authorized signatory: HumEc Dean

Contract Admin(s): Ryan Heichel (rls55) and Jennifer Austin (jaf54)

Signatory: Procurement

School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Contract Admin(s): Donna Ramil (dmr47)

Authorized signatory: ILR Dean

Contract Admin(s): Christine Cotton (cc336)

Authorized signatory: ILR Dean

Contract Admin(s): Christine Cotton (cc336)

Signatory: Procurement

Cornell Law School

Contract Admin(s): Fouad Saleet (fas75)

Authorized signatory: Law School Dean

Contract Admin(s): Christina Dovi (cjd88)

Authorized signatory: Law School Dean

Contract Admin(s): Christina Dovi (cjd88)

Signatory: Procurement

Cornell Library

Contract Admin(s): Craig Wiggers (cww67)

Authorized signatory: University Librarian

Contract Admin(s): Craig Wiggers (cww67)

Authorized signatory: University Librarian

Contract Admin(s): Craig Wiggers (cww67)

Signatory: Procurement

College of Veterinary Medicine

Contract Admin(s): David Howe (djh37) and Pilar Thompson (pav37)

Authorized signatory: CVM Dean

Contract Admin(s): David Howe (djh37) and Pilar Thompson (pav37)

Authorized signatory: CVM Dean

Contract Admin(s): David Howe (djh37) and Pilar Thompson (pav37)

Signatory: Procurement

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Contract Admin(s): Sandy Dennis-Conlon (sad6) and Matthew Morgan (mcm365)

Authorized signatory: Einaudi Center Director

Contract Admin(s): Sandy Dennis-Conlon (sad6) and Matthew Morgan (mcm365)

Authorized signatory: Einaudi Center Director

Contract Admin(s): Sandy Dennis-Conlon (sad6) and Matthew Morgan (mcm365)

Signatory: Procurement

Office of Global Learning

Contract Admin(s): Kathy Lynch (kl16)

Authorized signatory: OGL Executive Director

Contract Admin(s): Kathy Lynch (kl16)

Authorized signatory: OGL Executive Director

Contract Admin(s): Kathy Lynch (kl16)

Signatory: Procurement

eCornell Not Applicable

Contract Admin(s): Joe Curcio (jsc357) and Kera Groves (kg277)

Authorized signatory: Vice Provost for External Education
Not Applicable
Lab of Ornithology

Contract Admin(s): Kelly Gardner (ksc11) and Gladys Chan (gyc24)

Authorized signatory: Lab of O Executive Director

Contract Admin(s): Kelly Gardner (ksc11) and Gladys Chan (gyc24)

Authorized signatory: Lab of O Executive Director

Contract Admin(s): Kelly Gardner (ksc11) and Gladys Chan (gyc24)

Signatory: Procurement

Research & Innovation Not Applicable Not Applicable

Contract Admin(s): Ania Shcherenkov (as2554)

Signatory: Procurement