Bonnie Comella

Bonnie Comella smiling headshot, outside in summer.
House Fellow
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Bonnie is the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education where she serves as the chief of staff to Vice Provost Nishii and oversees several areas in the vice provost’s portfolio such as the Health Professions Advising Center and the Cornell Student Engagement Initiative. 

She works closely with Cornell’s academic advising community, drawing from her experience in previous positions as Assistant Dean and Director of Advising for the College of Arts & Sciences, and Director of Advising and Operations for Undergraduate Biology. Her work is inspired and energized by our remarkable students and the dedicated Cornell faculty and staff who work tirelessly to create an unparalleled undergraduate experience.

A first generation college student and native of the Saratoga Springs, NY area, Bonnie holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from SUNY Cortland, a master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University, and a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a proud Cornell parent of two daughters (Classes ’21 and ’23) and lives in Ithaca with her two tuxedo kitties. When she’s not working, you’ll find Bonnie enjoying outings and potlucks with her cherished friends, exercising, cooking, reading, and endlessly keeping up with gardening (a.k.a weeding!) around her 1910’s bungalow home.