Elizabeth Garrett


Age: 52

lawyer and president of Cornell University who became the first woman to hold that position at the Ivy League school on July 1, 2015 and who was previously a provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Southern California, but who had served as commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 2009 to 2013.

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Born: June 30, 1963

Died: March 6, 2016

Ithaca, New York