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New Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards appoints director

After conducting a nationwide search, The Office of the Dean of Students is pleased to welcome Christina Liang as the inaugural Director of the newly formed Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. As announced on July 1, 2021, the Office of the Judicial Administrator transitioned to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. 

Christina Liang, Director of Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

“I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve as the inaugural Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS),” said Christina Liang. “Along with the OSCCS team, I look forward to helping our Cornell community reimagine how we address and resolve behavioral concerns through a fair, restorative, educational, and equitable student conduct process.”

The new OSCCS will support the holistic development of the student experience by educating students about behavioral expectations and enforcing the Student Code through a fair and educational process that fosters campus safety, accountability, and personal/organizational development. Along with the formation of this new office came the release of a revised Student Code of Conduct and corresponding Procedures.

“Our work this year will focus on outreach and education about the new Code and ways we can work together to support students navigate conflict and community expectations,” said Liang.

Christina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology and a Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) in Buffalo, New York. Before joining Cornell, she worked in Residential Life and Student Conduct roles at the University at Buffalo. Since January, she has served as Interim Judicial Administrator playing a pivotal role in transitioning to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. 

During her five years as Associate Judicial Administrator, Christina has been a cheerful contributor to the student and larger campus community through Bias Assessment and Review Team (BART) contributions, volunteering for campus events, and her leadership role with the Women of Color Colleague Network. As an active member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), she currently serves on ASCA’s Board of Directors as Treasurer. Christina’s career has been deeply rooted in student development, advocacy, and transformation. She has demonstrated her commitment to being an active listener and collaborator in implementing policies and practices that affect all community members in an inclusive, educational, and restorative way.

“Christina brings vital residential and conduct experience and vision to this new appointment. As a member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) Board of Directors, Christina provides national leadership on student conduct that is deeply rooted in student development, advocacy, and transformation,” said Marla Love, the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Interim Dean of Students. “I look forward to her continued thought leadership as we shape this new office to better engage our student campus community in living out Cornell values in community.”

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