Engineering College Council (ECC)
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The Engineering College Council was created as an advisory board to the dean in the 1940s, during the administration of Solomon Cady Hollister. It was one of the first - perhaps the very first - of the college advisory councils at Cornell.
For some years, the president of the university served as chairman of the council. Through 1948-49, this was Edmund Ezra Day. The acting president, Cornelius W. deKiewiet, served for two years, and then President Deane Malott was chairman through 1955-56. Since then, the membership of the council has included people from industry and academia, both alumni and non-alumni. Their function was and is to advise the college administration on long-range planning and development in all aspects of the program, notably instruction, research, and, increasingly, cooperative ventures with industry.