Cathy Dove, vice president of CornellNYC Tech, moved from Ithaca, NY the moment the project was approved. Dove is in charge of developing the school’s programming and building the campus at Roosevelt Island. According to Crain’s, she has spent the last eight months helping the school get situated at their temporary location at the Googleplex, and hand-picked the architect for the school’s construction.
Dove, the former associate dean for engineering for Cornell’s College of Engineering, was one of the first four people to work on the proposal for the tech campus proposal, and expects the Roosevelt Island campus to be completed by 2037. The first building will be located near the F train stop. The school will start enrolling students for fall 2013, and was recently approved to offer five degrees in science, technology and engineering. Plans for construction approval is set for October, and only after that can construction begin. Dove also mentioned that the school may re-brand itself, seeing as the name CornellNYC Tech has not been as well received as originally hoped.