Dr. Watters serves as vice chair of RIT’s Global Delivery Corporation, which provides administrative and other support services to academic programs sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology, both in the United States and abroad. Global Delivery Corporation internationally advances RIT’s educational mission by coordinating the delivery of RIT's professional and career-oriented strategies in countries outside the United States.
Established in 2008, RIT Dubai offers undergraduate degree programs in business, engineering, and computing and information science, and graduate degree programs in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, finance, business administration, service leadership and innovation, and networking and systems administration. RIT students have the option to study abroad at RIT Dubai, and many RIT professors teach courses in both locations. All undergraduate students in Dubai have the opportunity to fulfill part of their degree requirements by attending classes at the main campus in Rochester.
RIT Dubai was created in partnership with Dubai Silicon Oasis, a governmental agency charged with bringing high technology companies to Dubai. It is a free trade zone which has evolved into a city within a city. In spring 2014 Dubai Silicon Oasis announced it will create a major mixed use development featuring smart technologies in construction and operations. The project is valued at 1.1 billion dirham.
RIT Dubai’s board of directors boasts outstanding members from the Dubai government and leaders of some of the most prominent companies in the region. More information about Dubai’s distinguished board of directors can be found here.
Located in the capital city of Pristina, The American University in Kosovo was founded in 2003 and offers undergraduate degrees in applied arts and sciences, with concentration options in management, economics and statistics, public policy and multimedia and visual communication. In addition, the campus offers an M.S. in Professional Studies. With an emphasis on local needs, RIT and AUK have collaborated to establish the Center for Energy and Natural Resources in Kosovo (CENR), a research center that focuses on workforce development, consulting, research, and the dissemination of information and data associated with the development of Kosovo’s energy and natural resource markets.
RIT Croatia, originally called The American College of Management and Technology (ACMT), was established in Dubrovnik in 1997 through an agreement between RIT and the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology as the first private higher education institution in Croatia. The campus offers its undergraduate students dually accredited diplomas in service and hospitality management and information technology. In 2011 RIT/ACMT opened a second location in Zagreb, offering international business and information technology as well as a graduate program in Service Leadership and Innovation.