Wooster President Grant Cornwell joins American College Cricket Advisory Board

American College Cricket is pleased to announce that Grant Cornwell, President of the College of Wooster is now on the Advisory Board of American College Cricket.

Prior to the College of Wooster cricket club’s participation in the 2010 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship in March its President Grant Cornwell issued a Press Release which made the Fox Sports website. Later in the year Wooster played at the Midwest Championship against Big 10 colleges.

Meanwhile President Cornwell decided to honor the team by having a cricket game at Homecoming (in the football stadium). The event was a huge success pulling in a record 967 spectators, and this now stands as the largest crowd known, at an American college cricket game.

“Though cricket is the original sport in the USA, the Wooster Homecoming Cricket game marked an epochal moment in the sport’s comeback in the USA,” declared American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah, “I won’t be surprised if, in the future, Grant Cornwell is honored by the International Cricket Council (ICC).”

We quote liberally from the College of Wooster website :

“Grant H. Cornwell took office as The College of Wooster’s 11th president on July 1, 2007…….he holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and biology from St. Lawrence University and a master’s and doctorate in philosophy, both from the University of Chicago.Cornwell served as vice president of the university and dean of academic affairs at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., from 2002 to 2007.

“Nationally recognized for his work in defining liberal learning in a global environment, Cornwell served on the national advisory board of Liberal Education and Global Citizenship: The Arts of Democracy, a three-year faculty and curriculum development initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, from 2001 to 2004.

He also served as a fellow of the National Learning Communities Project, a leadership group convened by the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, from 2000 to 2004.

Currently, Cornwell serves on the advisory board for the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education and is a member of the SAGE Group, formed as a collective of national educational leaders by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.”

Under Cornwell, the College of Wooster was named by U.S. News & World Report in the top 5 liberal arts colleges that “do the best job of educating undergraduates” in 2009 & 2010.

He will embark on a two-week, four-city tour of India in late January to meet with Wooster alumni and parents, visit high schools, and confer with higher education colleagues. No doubt cricket will be a big topic of conversation, and unquestionably some future American College Cricket stars will be Googling “Wooster” and “Cornwell”. Whilst doing so they should look up “Kilts” and “Fighting Scots” !

He also understands the value the sport has to US Universities as a growing recruitment tool. Cornwell now joins Ohio State University President E Gordon Gee as an American College Cricket Advisory Board member.

Will we get a photo of the the “Fighting Scots” President and American College Cricket Advisory Board member with Sachin Tendulkar ? We can only hope.

Wooster President Grant Cornwell (holding bat) with Wooster cricket team

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