Events Management Planning Team (EMPT)

The Events Management Planning Team (EMPT) is a committee that can assist you with the planning of your events. EMPT is made up of representatives from various offices throughout the university including the Campus Activities Office, Dean of Students, Cornell Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management and Insurance, Parking and Transportation Services, and Community Relations.

EMPT meets on Thursdays at 3:00 pm (as needed) in the CU Police Department Conference Room in Barton Hall. 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 Forms.

Note: EMPT members meet on an as-needed basis throughout the year with students, faculty, and staff who are planning events. Email EMPT or call (607) 255-2070 for more information regarding the EMPT meeting schedule, or to be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.

Members of EMPT include:

Joe Scaffido (Chair)
Conference & Event Services
523 Willard Straight Hall | jss44@cornell.edu | (607) 255-4169

Katelynne Brill
Community Relations
110 Day Hall | ks325@cornell.edu | (607) 255-5348

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

Denice Cassaro
Campus Activities
527 Willard Straight Hall | dac11@cornell.edu | (607) 255-5329

Penny Givin
Community Relations
110 Day Hall | pjg1@cornell.edu | (607) 255-4347

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 

Anthony Piedigrossi
Cornell Police
Barton Hall | aap10@cornell.edu | (607) 255-7304 

Susan Riley
Community Relations
110 Day Hall | sfr4@cornell.edu | (607) 255-5678

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 

Elliot Young
Risk Management & Insurance
East Hill Office Building, Ste. 110| ecy27@cornell.edu | (607) 254-1575