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Peter Cronin
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
261 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-3373
Peter Cronin Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development

Professional Biography

Peter Cronin is responsible for oversight of a comprehensive program of alumni engagement and philanthropy involving Cornell Law School’s more than 9,000 alumni world-wide. He came to Cornell in 2005 from his alma mater, Washington and Lee University, where he had a career that spanned more than 14 years involving multiple responsibilities in two major capital campaigns and culminated with service as the Director of University Development. Dean Cronin’s experience also includes serving in the University of Virginia Health System Development Office as Director of Development for the School of Nursing. He began his career in alumni engagement and development more than 25 years ago at Worcester Academy, an independent day and boarding school in Worcester, MA. He has served Section Chair for the Institutional Advancement Section, of the Association of American Law Schools, and remains of the Section’s Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Law School Development of the ABA legal education section. He is currently serving a four-year on the Washington and Lee Alumni Board, and serves as a member of the foundation board for the Episcopal Church at Cornell. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington and Lee, Dean Cronin completed graduate work towards an MFA in photography at Ohio University.