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Ogdensburg native elected trustee at St. Lawrence University


CANTON — The St. Lawrence University board has elected Jonathan K. Cardinal, Class of ’08, to serve a four-year term as a McCurdy-Sprague trustee.

A native of Ogdensburg, Mr. Cardinal is the director of economic development for U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand. He oversees Mrs. Gillibrand’s legislative agenda on various economic policies and directs related statewide outreach.

Previously, Mr. Cardinal was an aide on the staff of former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and served in various capacities in political campaigns throughout New York. In 2010, he was selected as one of 12 congressional staff members to participate in the Stennis Center’s Emerging Congressional Staff Leaders Program.

Mr. Cardinal, who graduated from St. Lawrence summa cum laude with a degree in government, interned in Sen. Clinton’s office while participating in St. Lawrence’s Washington Semester Program at American University. At St. Lawrence, he was president of the Thelomathesian Society student government as well as the SLU Democrats club.

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