Biography

Dr. Kathryn Boor

Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Cornell University

Director Since

2021

Business Experience

Dr. Boor is the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Cornell University.  Prior to her appointment to her current role on October 1, 2020, Dr. Boor served as the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University since 2010. Dr. Boor has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Seneca Foods Corporation since January 2019. Dr. Boor also serves on various other boards and councils including the US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund, the
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the International Life Sciences Institute, and the
Boyce Thompson Institute.  Dr. Boor earned a B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University, an M.S. in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis.

Public Board Memberships

•    Seneca Foods Corporation, a food processing company

Additional Accomplishments

•    Director, Boyce Thompson Institute

•    Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

•    Trustee, International Life Sciences Institute

•    Director, US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund

Qualifications

Dr. Boor brings to the Board extensive knowledge of food and beverage science, including competence in food safety and quality. Until assuming her current role in October 2020, Dr. Boor was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Science and made important contributions in food and beverage research.