Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62, sits next to a cheetah cub.

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Anonymous donor honors legacy of beloved professor Daniel G. Sisler

The late Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62, was an inspiring teacher, beloved mentor and world-renowned hunger fighter who touched the lives of over 12,000 students during his 34-year career in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Now, an anonymous donor has made three gifts to the Department of Global Development to honor Sisler’s legacy: an engaged learning fund that will support faculty-led study trips, a new endowed professorship and a student hub in Mann Library. 

The Daniel G. Sisler Global Development Research and Engaged Learning Fund will support a variety of teaching and research priorities but primarily will be used to help fund faculty-led study trips – like the trip to Costa Rica that global development students took earlier this year. Sisler led many international trips with students, believing such experiences are crucial to students’ understanding of the world and their place in it, said Lori Leonard, professor and chair of Global Development.

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