Leadership & Recognition

Johnson is proud of its highly accomplished alumni, and grateful for their leadership, support and demonstrated commitment to the Johnson community.

Advisory Council

Engaged body of alumni, friends, and school leadership that provides guidance, financial support, and assistance to promote the objectives and strategic goals of the school.

Recent Alumni Council

Engaged group of recent Johnson graduates dedicated to enhancing the student and recent alumni experience, as well as the broader Johnson community.

Dean’s Leadership Committee

Alumni volunteering their time to engage their fellow graduates on behalf of the Annual Fund.

Class Agent Program

Class leaders volunteering in support of their class campaigns and reunions.

Hall of Honor

The highest form of recognition the dean can confer, on behalf of the Johnson community.

Johnson Alumni Recognition Awards

These recognition awards honor outstanding alumni that make Johnson’s events and activities world-class, including regional clubs, reunions, Advisory Council, recruitment of students, teaching/mentoring of students, and placement of students. We depend on alumni to help in these and many other areas of alumni affairs.

Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award

This recognition award was created by the Black Graduate Business Association in honor of its first recipient, Wilbur Parker ’50, MBA ’50, the school’s first African American graduate. The award recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and commitment to their community.

Carlos R. Quintanilla Distinguished Latino Alumni Award

The Distinguished Latino Alumni Award recognizes alumni for exceptional achievements and significant contributions to their professions, community, and society as a whole, for their demonstrated commitment to Johnson, and for promoting the advancement of Latinos in the business world.

Out in Business Distinguished Alumni Award

The Out in Business Distinguished Alumni Award, established in 2019, recognizes alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to the LGBTQ+ community in business and society, attained outstanding professional achievement, and made a significant impact on the Cornell MBA community.