Mission of the Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP)

The Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) provides engaging educational opportunities to enhance decision making skills and build networks of present board members, management teams, and employees and persons who aspire to become cooperative leaders resulting in co-op enterprises that are well-lead, meet the needs of member-owners and employees, achieve long-term financial success, and strengthen the communities in which they conduct business.

Important Program Audiences

  • Boards of directors
  • Management teams
  • Employees
  • Members
  • Persons organizing a cooperative business
  • Cooperative extension educators
  • Students
  • Academics
  • Community leaders



Bobbie Severson

Executive Director 607-255-1987

451 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY


Todd Schmit

Faculty Director 607-255-3015

350A Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY

Jen Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Administrative Assistant 607-255-2409