May 11, 2019
Thomas O’Toole, CIPA Executive Director
In Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

My apologies for being the bearer of sad news, but as the semester draws to a close, I wanted to inform you that two of our CIPA staff members will be leaving this summer, while another will be entering a two-year phased retirement.  

Lisa Jervey Lennox, CIPA's Assistant Director for External Relations, will be leaving CIPA this summer to pursue other opportunities.  Lisa notes: “I’ve been privileged to be a part of the CIPA family for nearly 17 years now. During that time, I’ve been inspired by the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of this program, who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place. My job—to tell the compelling stories of the program and the people—has been a joy.  I’m so lucky to have been embraced by this community and I look forward to staying in touch on social media, if nothing else, moving forward!” 

Kayla Kirchner-Malone, CIPA's Engaged Learning Associate, will be leaving CIPA thus summer to pursue further graduate studies.  Kayla notes: “It has been an absolute joy to work at CIPA these last few years. I have had the chance to grow as a professional, work with amazing faculty, staff and students, and engage with policy issues that are facing our nation and our world. In my short time here, I have helped lead several restructurings of curriculum in both colloquium and professional development which have been supported by students and alumni alike. I have also worked with over 30 consulting and capstone teams and helped students improve their writing, presentation and research abilities which has been very rewarding. CIPA will always have a special place in my heart and I encourage all of you to stay in touch with me in case I may be of any help to you all in your bright futures ahead.”

Cheryl Miller, CIPA's Administrative Assistant, will be entering a two-year phased retirement to pursue a new career in real estate.  

Lisa, Kayla, and Cheryl have made extraordinary contributions to our community; if you get a chance, please thank them for their service and wish them well in their future endeavors!