Martha Pollack has been formally inaugurated as the 14th president of Cornell University.
The former provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan was unanimously elected by the Cornell University Board of Trustees in November, and took over at Cornell this past April.
Pollack says she knows she’s coming on board at a critical time:
Pollack’s selection came almost a little more than 8 months following the death of President Elizabeth Garrett.
Pollack received her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, completing a self-designed interdisciplinary major in linguistics.