Cathy Light

Secretary of the Corporation & Advisor to the President at Carnegie Mellon University

Cathy Light

Cathy Light

Secretary of the Corporation & Advisor to the President at Carnegie Mellon University

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Cathy Light
Secretary of the Corporation and Advisor to the President

Cathy Light is the secretary of the corporation and advisor to the president. Prior to this appointment, she recently served as the chief of staff and secretary of the corporation, and has also served in other key administrative leadership roles within the Office of the President at Carnegie Mellon since 2007, serving three presidents.

As secretary of the corporation, Light is a member of the executive leadership team and an officer of the Board where she leads the strategic and governance matters of the Board of Trustees, with the primary responsibility of facilitating all matters relating to governance of the university as carried out by the board. As advisor to the president, she oversees all presidential advisory boards, and works on special projects and committees.

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Light held a variety of leadership management positions with the Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea study abroad organization. Her responsibilities included managing global operations, human resources, academic field programs, budgeting and risk management.

Light holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Carlow University and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Robert Morris University. Light also completed Carnegie Mellon's inaugural Leadership Academy in 2009.

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President at Carnegie Mellon University

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Assistant Secretary at Carnegie Mellon University

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Chief Investment Officer at Carnegie Mellon University

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Vice President & General Counsel at Carnegie Mellon University

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Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Carnegie Mellon University

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Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Carnegie Mellon University

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Treasurer at Carnegie Mellon University

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Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University

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Vice President, Research at Carnegie Mellon University

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Vice President, Division of Operations at Carnegie Mellon University

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Secretary of the Corporation & Advisor to the President at Carnegie Mellon University
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Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.

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Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.

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