RIT Names Development Officer for College of Applied Science and Technology




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Deborah Allen of Geneseo has been named development officer for the College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. In the position, Allen leads development efforts for the largest of RIT’s eight colleges.

"RIT is an exciting and vibrant place," Allen says. "It’s a great time to be at the university."

RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology offers programs in civil engineering technology/environmental management and safety; electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology; hospitality and service management; manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology; packaging science and multidisciplinary studies.

Prior to joining RIT, Allen was director of annual giving for the Genesee Hospital Foundation. She serves on the board of trustees and the development committee of Susan B. Anthony House and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Executives. She volunteers for Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc. and WXXI.

Allen received a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Rochester in 1991 and a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1980.

A 1976 graduate of Irondequoit High School, Allen, 42, and her husband, Jim, have one child.

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