Joseph Cannella (he/him/his)
Greetings colleagues and friends,
My name is Joseph Cannella (he/him/his) I currently work in the Office of the University Registrar. Further, I am privileged to serve on the Employee Assembly as the LGBTQ+ Representative at Large. Representatives at large serve in a unique space where they keep the mission of the entire Cornell Community in mind while also representing a specific subset of—in this case—Cornell LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters on staff.
It is my great honor to work with other EA members to identify future campus-wide priorities, find opportunities for collaboration, and—of course—institute policies to bring about change for the betterment of present and future LGBTQ+ faculty & staff.
For me, after serving in this position for several months, I see several needs emerging that could be addressed that would enhance the experience for all LGBTQ+ faculty and staff members: 1) I’d like to work with the CNGs to increase the activity of the Colleague Network Groups. I think that the CNGs are an important way for us to stay connected. Further, 2) I feel a need to enhance our campus’ commitment to “Safe Zone” initiatives. To that end, I will be working with the LGBTQ-RC and Chris Lujan and others to help shape how this initiative evolves.
I want to let every LGBTQ+ faculty and staff member know that I am at your service. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, if there is an issue, concern, comment, or idea that you feel will help our “Cornell community family”, I welcome you to reach out to me.
Employee Assembly LGBTQ+ Representative at Large