Lot #06 Lunch with Cornell University's Athletic Director
Meet and enjoy lunch in Ithaca, NY with Andy Noel, Cornell's famed Athletic Director.
**NOTE: To comply with NCAA compliance restrictions, recipients cannot be prospects or parents/legal guardians of prospects (9th-12th graders).
Minimum Bid: $100 Buy Now Price: $500 Est. Value: $150 Andy Noel begins his 16th year as Cornell University’s director of athletics and physical education, having led the Big Red athletics program to unprecedented success while setting a course for his vision of continued prosperity. The Big Red teams have parlayed Noel’s accomplishments into success on and off the playing field. Cornell’s athletic teams have won 87 Ivy League team titles and 23 national championships (11 team, 12 individual) during his tenure. The program captured 31 Ivy titles during a four-year span from 2002-03 through 2005-06, setting a Cornell record dating back to the inception of the Ivy League, including a record nine in 2005-06. Cornell has won at least six Ivy titles in 11 of the last 12 seasons after hitting that mark just three times in the first 46 years of Ancient Eight competition.
Noel accepted the appointment as director after serving three years as an associate director of athletics for the Big Red. Since becoming director, Noel has continued to hire top coaches and has also successfully upgraded a number of department facilities (including renovating Schoellkopf Hall, Lynah Rink and Hoy Field and building the Friedman Wrestling Center and Marsha Dodson Field). During his tenure, he has also been a member of the team that raised $66 million in support of capital projects and endowment, helping secure the financial future of the department. During the campaign, 21 coaching and staff positions were endowed, bringing the total number of endowed positions within the department to 30, the most of any school in the country.
A native of Lancaster, Pa., he graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1972 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and received his master of arts degree in counseling and guidance from Colgate University in 1973.
Noel is married to Dr. Betsy Mead Noel ‘86, and has a son Jonathan ‘04 and two daughters, Amanda ‘07, and 10-year-old Amelie. RETURN TO CATALOG