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Ray Schlather Reappointed to College Board of Trustees

July 14, 2015

Ray Schlather of Ithaca has been reappointed to the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees. Schlather was originally appointed by the governor's office in 2008 to a term that expired this year. His new term runs through June 30, 2022.

“Tompkins Cortland plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic development of this region. I am honored to be a part of such a dynamic institution,” said Schlather, who has been the vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the last four years. “With our student body drawn from across the spectrum, our dedicated staff, and our innovative leadership, we make a real difference at many levels in this part of the world.”

Schlather is a partner in the Ithaca law firm Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk. He is a former member of Ithaca's Common Council and Ithaca’s Board of Public Works as well as being a former president of the Tompkins County Bar Association. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Vincent College (Penn.) and his law degree from Cornell University.

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees consists of 10 members, including a student trustee elected by the student body. The governor appoints four trustees, two each from Tompkins and Cortland Counties; the Cortland County Legislature appoints two; and the Tompkins County Legislature appoints three.