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University Events Team

The University Events Team (UET - formerly Events Management Planning Team, or EMPT) is a group that can assist you with the planning of your events. UET is made up of representatives from various offices throughout the university including Conference & Event Services, Campus Activities, Cornell Police, Environmental Health & Safety, Risk Management & Insurance, Parking and Transportation Services, and University Relations.

UET meets on Thursdays at 3:00 pm (as needed). Until further notice, UET is meeting virtually via Zoom. These meetings allow event planners the opportunity to consult directly with university officials about their events, and often result in obtaining approvals for their Event Registration Process/Form, and 25Live.

Note: UET members meet on an as-needed basis throughout the year with students, faculty, and staff who are planning events. Email UET or call (607) 25-EVENT (253-8368) for more information regarding the UET meeting schedule, or to be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.

UET Membership

Joe Scaffido (Chair)
Conference & Event Services

206 Robert Purcell Community Center | jss44@cornell.edu

Karli Buday

Campus Activities
523 Willard Straight Hall | ksb95@cornell.edu | (607) 255-1242

Abby Butler 
Media Relations
312 College Ave., Suite A | ajb493@cornell.edu | (607) 254-4799

Paula Hope Griffin
Risk Management & Insurance
East Hill Office Building, Ste. 110 | phg1@cornell.edu | (607) 254-1575

Michele Johnson
Parking & Transportation Services
116 Maple Avenue | mlj52@cornell.edu | (607) 254-8291
 
Kyle Kubick
University Relations
115 Day Hall | kak243@cornell.edu | (607) 255-7117

Linda Mikula
University Communications
245 Day Hall | lhm1@cornell.edu | (607) 255-1856

Julie Parsons
Facilities Management
116 Humphries Service Building | jh252@cornell.edu | (607) 255-3751 

Kathy Schanbacher
Cornell Dining
Robert Purcell Community Center | ks60@cornell.edu | (607) 255-5543

Michael Scott

Cornell Police
Barton Hall | ms2589@cornell.edu | (607) 255-7304 

Jill Shufelt 
Cornell Dining
M Van Rensselaer Hall | jaa19@cornell.edu | (607) 255-8080

Bartt Smith 
Parking & Transportation Services
116 Maple Avenue | bas4@cornell.edu | (607) 254-8291

Kate VanLoke 
Environmental Health & Safety
201 Palm Road | ehs_uup@cornell.edu | (607) 255-5329

Nakeschi Watkins 
Risk Management & Insurance
East Hill Office Building, Ste. 110 | nnw6@cornell.edu | (607) 254-1575 

Jessie White 
Conference & Event Services

528 Willard Straight Hall | jsw332@cornell.edu | (607) 254-7491