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Nolan family support boosts Cornell’s Dyson School

Peter Nolan, left, stands with his wife Stephanie and father, David, for whom the new Cornell University Dyson School directorship is named.

Peter Nolan, left, stands with his wife Stephanie and father, David, for whom the new Cornell University Dyson School directorship is named.

The leadership of Cornell University’s School of Applied Economics and Management has been named in honor of a Cazenovia agricultural leader.

Peter (Class of ’80, MBA ’82) and Stephanie Nolan (Class of ’84) have endowed the David J. Nolan Directorship of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in honor of Peter’s father.

Their gift ensures support for the Dyson School’s leading academics as well as administrative leaders, and builds on the momentum created by the recent naming of the Dyson School.

Loren Tauer, who became the Dyson School’s administrative leader in 2008, has been named the first David J. Nolan Director.

“The Dyson School at Cornell University has emerged as one of the truly premier undergraduate business programs in higher education,” said Peter Nolan. “We are honored to support the directorship of Loren Tauer as he continues to lead one of Cornell’s most nationally venerated programs.”

“This new endowed directorship, made possible by the generosity of Peter and Stephanie, will help ensure that the Dyson School continues to expand its enormous potential and attract students of outstanding caliber,” said Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “Given the college’s and Dyson School’s emphasis on leadership development, it is highly fitting that Peter’s and Stephanie’s investment in the Dyson School will serve as a lasting legacy of David Nolan’s leadership.”

David Nolan (Class of ’49, MS ’51) who resides in Cazenovia, is a graduate of the Dyson School, then known as the Department of Agricultural Economics, and is an accomplished agricultural and business leader in New York.

He began his career at the National Bank and Trust Company of Norwich, helped with the start-up of Telmark, an Agway subsidiary, was state director of the Farmers Home Administration, and served as chairman, president, and CEO of the Central National Bank of Canajoharie.

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