Chuck Lamb Named Director of RIT Residence Life




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Charles "Chuck" Lamb of Apalachin, N.Y., has been appointed the new Director of Residence Life at Rochester Institute of Technology. He began his position on June 2.

Lamb was the former director of residential life and housing at Binghamton University. He has also served in residence life at the University of Vermont, the University of Southern Maine and Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. He began his residential life career as a resident director at SUNY Cortland and Bowling Green State University.

Lamb has been involved in the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) and the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO) for most of his career and has held numerous leadership positions, including president of both organizations.

"We are delighted to have Chuck join the Division of Student Affairs. His focus on students will greatly enhance the value of the student experience outside the classroom," says Mary-Beth Cooper, vice president for student affairs.

"Iím absolutely thrilled to be here," Lamb says. "Iím very interested in not only working with students and providing them with the tools to do their jobówhich is being a studentóbut also in reaching out to campus departments. RIT Residence Life has a hard-working, talented and dedicated staff, a wonderful history and is renowned in the field of student housing. I know we can build on past successes to continue the positive evolution of the department in meeting the needs of the RIT student," he adds.

When not on campus, he is a regular runner, biker and downhill skier. Lamb has been an instructor at Greek Peak Ski Resort for four years, a coach for youth baseball, soccer and lacrosse teams, a youth select hockey team manager, and has completed a number of marathons including the New York City Marathon in November 2002.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Susan, with whom he has two sons, Connor, 19, who starts his second year at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., this fall, and Devin, 13, who is heading into eighth grade.

Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls 15,000 students in more than 240 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nationís leading comprehensive universities. RIT is also included in Yahoo! Internet Lifeís Top 100 Wired Universities, Fiskís Guide to Americaís Best Colleges and Barronís Best Buys in Education.