University Organizational Charts

An organizational structure defines how activities such as task allocation, coordination and supervision are directed towards the achievement of organizational aims.[1] It can also be considered as the viewing glass or perspective through which individuals see their organization and its environment.[2]

Cornell employs both definitions of organizational structure. Organizational Charts represent how the university organizes its functions and organizational structures defined within systems, driving security, business processes, and reporting, represent the “lenses” used to view the university from different perspectives. There are three Primary Organizational Structures used to view the institution: Financial, Human Resources, and Academic.

Organizational Charts

The Division of Budget and Planning maintains organizational charts for the President, the Provosts, the Executive Vice President and the majority of their direct reports. They are updated as needed, but at least annually as of July 1st.

Update requests should be sent to

President (pdf)

Ithaca Campus

Cornell Tech Campus

Weill Cornell Medicine Campus

[1] Pugh, D. S., ed. (1990).Organization Theory: Selected Readings. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
[2] Jacobides., M. G. (2007). The inherent limits of organizational structure and the unfulfilled role of hierarchy: Lessons from a near-war. Organization Science, 18, 3, 455-477.