RIT's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies Names New Advisory Board Members




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The Center for Multidisciplinary Studies in the College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology has created a new advisory board to guide the creation of academic, training and workforce development programs by identifying trends in local and international workforces. The advisory board will meet annually. The inaugural meeting will be on Jan. 28.

The following appointments have been made to the advisory board:

  • Brian Benjamin, vice president of business development, PAETEC Communications Inc.
  • Kay Burkin, manager of customer relations, Xerox Corp.
  • Becky Cania, senior public relations representative, Paychex Inc.
  • Angelo Casciani, chief executive officer, Simcona Electronics Corp.
  • Barbara Cutrona, vice president of training, Rochester Business Alliance
  • Michael Finney, president and chief executive officer, Greater Rochester Enterprise
  • John Ford, manager of technical vitality, Celestica Inc.
  • Charles Goodwin, vice president of economic development, international trade and transportation, Rochester Business Alliance
  • Matthew Hurlbutt, executive director, RochesterWorks Inc.
  • Barry Keesan, president and chief executive officer, WorkSmart Learning Systems Inc.
  • Al Lopa, department supervisor, ITT Industries Space Systems Division
  • Robert Maddamma, vice president of customer satisfaction and training, Transcat Inc.
  • David Mammano, founder, publisher and chief executive officer, The Next Step Magazine
  • Sharon Pelletier, cross services project manager, Xerox Corp.
  • Paul Pineo, attorney at law
  • Richard Williams, environmental program manager, Xerox Corp.
  • James Winston, assistant to the president for workforce development, Monroe Community College

Note: RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology, the college of innovation, offers 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 30 certificates and diplomas emphasizing technology, service management and multidisciplinary studies. The college leads the university in lifelong, corporate and outreach education, online learning, and international studies including programs taught at the American University in Kosovo. For more information on RIT's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, visit http://www.rit.edu/cms.