Sharon Detzer is the associate dean of CALS Alumni Affairs and Development and has been with CALS since 2001. With more than 27 years of service in Cornell University Alumni Affairs and Development, she brings a wide range of experience to donors and assists them with their specific giving interests. Sharon also advises volunteer and alumni affairs initiatives. She graduated with a degree in business administration from Cayuga Community College and then transferred to Cornell CALS, where she earned her degree in communication. Sharon was a Cornell Tradition Fellow as a student, and she personally values the philanthropy that donors provide in scholarships, annual fund and endowment support. She grew up on a small dairy farm in the Finger Lakes region. She enjoys playing alto saxophone in two community bands.