New manager at the helm of the Big Red Barn

Jennifer Forbes poses on the stairs of the Big Red Barn

January 2019

Whether stopping in for lunch, free popcorn, Grad Write-Ins, or TGIF at the Big Red Barn, students can expect to see a new face: February 1, Jennifer Forbes will begin as Big Red Barn manager, following long-term BRB Manager Kris Corda’s retirement.

Prior to beginning at the Barn, Forbes’s most recent positions were an undergraduate class dean at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and director of residence life at Bard College, but she is no stranger to Cornell. Prior to those positions, she worked at Cornell as a residence hall director in the townhouse community.

“I loved working at Cornell previously and couldn’t wait to get back to the university,” Forbes said. “Cornell’s philosophy of ‘any person…any study’ has always resonated with me. The inclusive environment the university creates for students was one of the reasons I was motivated to come back after years away.”

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