Bob Cornell is in his 29th year as
Colgate's Director of Athletic Communications. He is
responsible for all publicity and public relation matters concerning
the Raider athletic department. The Athletic Communications
office handles the compilation and distribution of all information
on 25 intercollegiate sports, encompassing both men's and women's
athletics. Cornell serves as the main contact for football, men's
basketball, and softball. He has worked 331 consecutive
football games which is the fifth longest active streak in the
nation among sports information directors.
Prior to being named Sports
Information Director at Colgate in May of 1976, Cornell held
positions as Assistant Sports Information Director at Princeton
University and Sports Information Director at the University of New
In July of 2001, Cornell was inducted
into the College Sports Information Directors Association Hall of
Fame. On September 19, 2003 he was inducted into the SUNY-Cobleskill
Athletic Hall of Fame and on Dec. 4, 2003 he received the Scoop
Hudgins Outstanding Sports Information Director Award from the
All-American Football Foundation.
During his career in the sports
information field, he has served as a press liaison for numerous
NCAA and ECAC championships and regional events, including Media
Coordinator of the NCAA Division I Golf Championships in 1977.
He served on the press liaison staff
for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in
Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. In
addition, he was on the press liaison staff at four Olympic
Festivals (1981, '82, '83, '87).
He has served on the Site Selection,
Post-Graduate Scholarship, and Ethics Committees of the College
Sports Information Directors of America. Cornell is a past president
of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information
Directors Association, and the 1992 recipient of the Irving T. Marsh
Service Bureau Award, presented annually to the sports information
director who has contributed the most to the work of the Bureau
during the year and throughout his or her career.
A native of Rochester, New York,
Cornell received his B.A. in Business Administration from the
University of New Haven and an AAS in Business Administration from SUNY-Cobleskill. He holds membership in several professional
organizations. Cornell resides in Hamilton with his
wife Shirley and their two children, Rob and Ashley.
Michele Kelley is
in her first year as the assistant director of athletic
communications at Colgate, and her second year working full-time
with the Raiders. She works primarily with the men's ice hockey,
field hockey, women's lacrosse and men's and women's swimming and
Before returning to Colgate, Kelley worked as a
graduate assistant in the Athletic Communications Office at Syracuse
University for two years. At Syracuse, she handled the day-to-day
media and public relations duties for the menís crew, womenís
tennis, volleyball, cross country and track and field teams. In
addition, she worked closely with the 2002-03 Orange menís
basketball team that won the programís first NCAA Championship, and
assisted with the football and womenís basketball teams. For two
years, she was also the official statistician for the SU menís
lacrosse team, which won the programís ninth national championship
undergraduate, Kelley worked for two years as a student assistant in
Colgateís Athletic Communications Office. During that time, she
managed the public and media relations responsibilities for the
field hockey, womenís ice hockey and womenís lacrosse teams, and
assisted with the volleyball and menís ice hockey programs. She
returned to Colgate during the summer of 2003 for an internship,
during which she helped with several graphic design projects in the
Kelley is an active member of the College
Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), and serves on the
Academic All-America committee. In 2002, she received the Wylie T.
Smith Post-Graduate Scholarship from CoSIDA, as well as the Bill
Esposito Award from ECAC-SIDA.
Kelley graduated from Colgate in 2002 with a
bachelorís degree in mathematics and religion. In 2004, she received
her masterís degree in public relations from Syracuse Universityís
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Kelley is single and resides in Hamilton.
Lisa Diehl is in her 17th year as the
Athletic Communications Administrative Assistant. She is
responsible for the day-to-day clerical management of the office and
the distribution of the Athletic Council newsletter as well as
assisting with the maintenance of the athletics website. She
also coordinates the distribution of press credentials and stats at
football games and helps to organize and supervise the office's
23-member student staff.
Diehl resides in Madison with her
husband Keith and their two sons, Ryan and Dylan.