Fairport Resident Appointed Assistant Dean at RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College




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A veteran educator and senior military professional at Rochester Institute of Technology has been promoted to assistant dean at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences—one of the largest comprehensive computing colleges in the nation.

Daniel Stafford recently assumed his new role at RIT as assistant dean. Stafford joined RIT in 1999 as professor and chair of the Army ROTC department, supervising a program with 10 staff members and more than 100 students.

Previously, Stafford served as chief of a regional training team in Watertown, N.Y., where he led the planning, training, coordination and execution of dozens of programs over a one-year period. He also has experience as a logistics manager and director of operations. Stafford has also been an assistant professor with the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

“Dan is a ‘lead by example’ team builder with hands-on knowledge in leadership and management,” states Jorge Díaz-Herrera, GCCIS dean. “His extensive experience becomes a significant component to the continued growth and success of our new college.”

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, Stafford earned an MBA degree from Long Island University.

Stafford is a resident of Fairport, N.Y.