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 as Section Chair for the Institutional Advancement Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is a previous member of the Section’s Executive Committee. He also has served as a member of the Committee on Law School Development for the ABA legal education section. He is a member of the George Washington Society at Washington and Lee, an organization of former members of the Washington and Lee Alumni Board and others. He serves as Treasurer of the foundation board for the Episcopal Church at Cornell and is a member of the Board of Directors for Loaves and Fishes, an Ithaca based organization which provides meals & advocacy services for community members in need.
In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington and Lee, Dean Cronin completed graduate work towards an MFA in photography at Ohio University.