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Ithaca, NY 14850

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BROOKE HOLLIS

PROGRAM CONTACT

607- 255-1542

brooke.hollis@cornell.edu

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Cornell’s approach, based on a long tradition of interdisciplinary study, is to offer a variety of opportunities across the university campuses to expose students to courses, research and experiential learning to help provide preparation for students interested in a career in the broader seniors housing and care field—some links to various programs that have produced graduates going into seniors housing and care are noted above. We are fortunate to have a number of alumni in various junior and senior leadership roles including John Rijos, former Brookdale co-president, now CEO CPF Living Communities, Scott Gensler, VP at Erikson, Alice Katz, CEO of Vinca Group, Adam Kaplan, CEO of Solera, Dr. Chuck McGlade, CEO of Ridgeline Management, Jill Vitale-Aussem, President & CEO at Christian Living Communities, Jay Woolford, CEO at Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations, Mary Leary, CEO Mather, John DeHart, co-founder, Nurse Next Door, (large Canadian/US home health company) Denise Boudreau, CEO of Drive, John Carnella, retired CEO of Verve (Canada), Lisa Widmier, Co-Head CBRE National Senior Housing, Dave Caleca, Managing Director, CS Capital Advisors and Jason Punzel, SLIB-investment bankers in senior living. The Advisory Board of CIHF also typically has quite a few leaders in senior living who are not alumni, including the CEOs of ASHA and organizations like SageLife. We also have a free tuition option for students to take courses at Ithaca College’s Gerontology Institute, and credits there count towards degree or minors in Gerontology, or the Hospitality, Health and Design/Healthy Futures minor—which can be combined.

ACCREDITATION

CAHME, AACSB for Hotel and Johnson

TOTAL STUDENTS

100

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

9 to 1

INTERNSHIP

10 weeks, paid

Partnerships

Sloan and CIHF have Advisory Boards, SAA board that includes a wide variety of health-related organizations, and CIHF’s advisory board also has a diverse group or organization in health, hospitality and design, including a number of senior living organizations. Most of these organizations provide financial support, along with the usual assigned Alumni Affairs and Development giving officers/liaisons. The University also has an affiliation with the National Investment Center Future Leaders Academic Outreach Committee which focuses on finance and real estate development in senior living programs.