Bess Cristman

For her role as a founding member of the Board of Trustees, service as secretary to the Board and tenure as a dedicated Board member (1966-1984). 

A resident of Ilion and former Dean of the Women’s Staff of Syracuse University, Mrs. Cristman generously donated her time and financial resources throughout her association with the College. The monetary contributions she and her husband Marx made to the College Foundation have insured financial support for many students now and in the future. In honor of their generous spirit and in recognition of their love of swimming, the College pool was rededicated “Cristman Pool” on August 3, 1985.