Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced on his Twitter that he will be a Leader in Residence at Cornell this academic year. The tweet, shown below, is just glowing with that trademark Reggie wholesomeness we all know and love.
Regginator is going back to school! @CornellDyson just announced that I will be their inaugural Leader in Residence. Looking forward to teaching and mentoring during this upcoming academic year. Great way for me to give back to @Cornell and @CALS.
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) August 29, 2019
As a Leader in Residence, the Regginator will kickstart a new program at Cornell. Instead of running a course in a traditional classroom environment, Fils-Aime will be involved in some individual mentorships, small group discussions, and one larger workshop, which seems to be a lecture event on October 21, open to the public. For a bit more info on what Reggie’s duties as Cornell’s first Leader in Residence, check out the university’s page on the program, or just read the excerpt below.
Each academic year, the Dyson Leadership Program invites premier leaders to the Cornell campus with its Leaders in Residence program. Students, primarily undergraduates, learn about leadership though ongoing, personal interaction with successful leaders who represent a variety of industries and sectors.
Leaders in Residence will come to campus once each semester to meet one-on-one with students, lead small group discussions, and facilitate a larger workshop—all centered around leadership, conscious capitalism, and service.
Safe to say, I’m a little jealous of those of you at or near Cornell. Imagine getting to work one-on-one with Reggie Fils-Aime!
Reggie has made a bit of noise since his retirement earlier this year, mostly through the occasional tweet on his young Twitter account. It is great to see him continuing to give back and inspire young minds, though I still miss seeing him in Directs. Hopefully, the general public will get to see some of the product of Fils-Aime’s involvement with Cornell, because his insights after more than a decade at Nintendo will be interesting and even valuable to many of us.