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Excellence Through Diversity, Journey Through Greatness. Doing it the RIT Way.

We assist the institution in achieving a more diverse and inclusive faculty by building a pipeline of underserved populations through relationship networking.  Every search committee’s recruitment efforts are supported by the Office’s strategic sourcing of AALANA and women scholars.

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  • Dr. Jeremy Haefner

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    Dr. Jeremy Haefner
    RIT Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

    I applaud the efforts the Office of Faculty Recruitment have made to diversify our university. An underlying thread in RIT’s 2025 strategic plan, entitled “Greatness Through Difference,” recognizes the power of diversity to shape the future of higher education as well as the students we serve. High priority elements of the plan include decreasing the achievement gap among minority students, increasing AALANA graduation rates, and establishing RIT as a model of inclusive excellence for faculty and staff.

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  • Marcos Esterman, Ph.D.

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    Marcos Esterman, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    The OFR has played a significant role in increasing access to diverse talent at RIT.  I have been in the unique position to have seen these efforts from a variety of perspectives.  As a participant in RIT’s inaugural signature FFCEP program, I personally experienced the many small intangibles that are needed to develop the relationships that give institutions an edge in access to a talent pipeline that while relatively small, is in high demand. 

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  • Laura Tubbs

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    Laura Tubbs
    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor

    My favorite part of my job as the COS College Liaison to OFR is attending the Compact Conference for Diversity each fall.  Minority Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. recipients from all over the country who are interested in academic careers attend this conference. Several of the College Liaisons join Renee Baker as recruiters for RIT at the conference each year...

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  • André O. Hudson, Ph.D.

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    André O. Hudson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, College of Science

    I have truly enjoyed my time here at RIT. It is a very comfortable and welcoming environment. RIT has taken a holistic approach to address a variety of issues related to diversity, pluralism and inclusiveness. It is evident that this approach is valued by all of the stakeholders, from the board of trustees and the president right down to the students. Diversity is ingrained in the RIT culture and it plays an integral role in who we are.

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  • Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., P.E.

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    Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., P.E.
    Senior Faculty Associate to the Provost for ADVANCE – PI, and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

    Funded through a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (NSF  209115), AdvanceRIT is a long-term, multi-faceted project designed to increase the representation and enhance career advancement of women faculty at RIT in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines which include social and behavioral science. The Office of Faculty Recruitment is a vital partner of AdvanceRIT.

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