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, Cornell Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management and Insurance, Traffic and Transportation Services, Community Relations, and Campus Information and Visitor Relations.

EMPT meets on Thursdays at 3:00 pm (as needed*) in the CU Police Department Conference Room (near the Lost & Found window 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. Contact Roxanne Edsall-Beebe ( in the Campus Activities Office (607) 255-4169 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)
Campus Activities Office
523 Willard Straight Hall | | (607) 255-4169

John Durbin
Transportation Services
116 Maple Avenue | | (607) 255-9877

Ron Flynn
Environmental Health & Safety
201 Palm Road | | (607) 254-1627

Taiya Luce
Campus Information and Visitor Relations
245A Day Hall | | (607) 255-5026

Mark Stanley
Risk Management & Insurance
395 Pine Tree Road, Ste. 220 | | (607) 254-1575 

Julie Parsons
Facilities Management
116 Humphries Service Building | | (607) 255-3751 

Anthony Piedigrossi
Cornell Police
Barton Hall | | (607) 255-7304 


Contact Us

Campus Activities Office
5th Floor, Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: 607.255.4169
fax: 607.255.1116


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