Ron Albers ’71 assists Berry Career Institute

Ron Albers ’71 assists the Berry Career Institute by mentoring pre-law, first-generation, and LBGTQIA students. 

He is a retired judge in the San Francisco County Superior Court, California. 

Albers partnered with the Stoll Program for Law and Society to judge Cornell’s Mock Trial Team. He also visited campus to mentor pre-law, first-generation, and LGBTQIA students.

Ron-Albers-'71“I owe so much to Cornell for my life’s journey. I was the first in my family to attend college. I practiced law as the first openly gay attorney hired in the San Francisco Public Defender’s office. I organized the nation’s LGBTQ law association. Mentoring students is a chance for me to connect with the Cornell student of today—what’s important to them and to learn what they are doing. I was inspired by the intelligence and pride that I found within Cornell’s LGBTQ students. I was particularly impressed with their involvement and leadership in Student Senate.”