Wayne Morse will assume the post of interim dean of the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology effective Oct. 21. Morse joined RIT in 2001, and most recently served as senior associate dean and chair, Department of Accounting and Finance, in the College of Business.
Before RIT, Morse served as professor and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He previously held faculty appointments at Clarkson University, University of Tennessee, Duke University and University of Illinois. At Duke, he was recognized as the “Best Professor” in the MBA program.
Morse takes over the reins from Thomas Hopkins, College of Business dean for the past seven years, who plans to resume his former position at RIT as professor of economics.
Stanley McKenzie, RIT provost, and vice president for Academic Affairs, has established a search committee to recruit the next College of Business dean, who will effectively take office on July 1, 2006.
RIT’s College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and graphic media marketing. Fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), RIT’s College of Business has been cited by U.S. News and World Report as ranking among the top four percent of undergraduate business programs in the country.