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May 9, 2016
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story photoDestler announces retirement
William W. Destler, RIT’s ninth president, announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.
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story photoNational search to begin for RIT’s 10th president
Board of Trustees Chair Christine Whitman says a Presidential Search Committee will be formed with broad representation from across university constituencies and an executive search firm will guide the process.
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Milestones under the leadership of Destler
Here is a sample of outgoing RIT President Bill Destler’s milestone achievements.
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RIT by the numbers
Under RIT President Bill Destler’s leadership, enrollment has reached record levels, selectivity and diversity have improved, the value of research awards has skyrocketed and geographic draw continues to widen across the U.S. and overseas.
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President Destler announces 2017 retirement
RIT President Bill Destler announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. His career in higher education has spanned more than 40 years, with his last decade serving as RIT’s leader. watch video »

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