Publication Date

November 2005


[Excerpt] Jennie Tiffany Towle Farley, a champion of women's rights and Cornell University professor of industrial and labor relations, co-founder of Cornell' Women' Studies Program and a former member of the university' Board of Trustees, died June 19 in Hudson, N.Y., after a long illness. She was 69.

Farley is widely known for her work on advancing the status of women workers -- especially managers, academic women and clerical women -- as well as for her work on affirmative action, sexual discrimination and sexual harassment. She was a consultant on women' issues to many organizations, including several in Spain, Saudi Arabia and Brazil.

"Jennie was truly an amazing woman -- a tireless educator and scholar, a contributor to women' rights issues and a staunch community causes volunteer. This campus will miss her many contributions, as well as her cheery presence," said Susanne Bruyère, director of the Cornell Program on Employment and Disability in the Extension Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.